1870's - A dramatic fall in the price of steel made steel bridges much more popular.
1883 - A monumental bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, was completed.
1884 - Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (who designed the Eiffel Tower) built a great steel arch bridge that overcame many structural problems by letting wind pass through his bridge.
1890 - One of the early modern cantilever bridges was completed. It was designed by Benjamin Baker, an enthusiast of cantilever bridges.