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Brooklyn Bridge

Bridge, Scenic Lookout, and Historic Site
Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038, United States
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The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 as the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time. It is a National Historic Landmark as well as a New York City Landmark. With over 127 years of heavy use, the bridge is undergoing a major rehabilitation.

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    Clement C.
    "Come here during sunset for an amazing scenic view of NYC's skyline."(26 Tips)
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    "... with walkers, bikers, vendors, and photographers."(26 Tips)
    Marco D.
    "Amazing sights, watch out if you are taking photos in the bike lane"(18 Tips)
    Fran B.
    "Fantastic and rustic architecture"(9 Tips)
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  • S I D
    Walk it forward. Walk it backward. Enjoy.
    S I D · 5 days ago
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  • William S.
    Impressive bridge with great view to Manhattan or Brooklyn! The architecture is breathtaking
    William Studart · 1 week ago
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  • Crystal W.
    It was an Excellent Experience 😍
    Crystal Ward · 1 week ago
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  • Oscar A.
    With citibike. A Great plan
    Oscar Auza · 1 week ago
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  • Malene H.
    If windy the walk is chilly.
    Malene Hald · 2 weeks ago
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  • Tuany T.
    Wonderful!!! Amazing view!!!😍
    Tuany Tu · 3 weeks ago
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  • DUMBOBID
    The Brooklyn Bridge joined Manhattan and Brooklyn for the first time when it opened in 1883. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1903. Read more
    DUMBOBID · April 27
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  • Josh T.
    Both the architect and his son died in the process of building the bridge. The son's wife took over and finished the project.
    Josh Taroli · April 27
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  • Alper C.
    Pass the bridge at sunset. The landscape is wonderful.
    Alper Cengiz · April 22
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  • Pleyis
    You try to get bicycle in order you can cross it quickly and enjoy it better.
    Pleyis · April 19
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  • Zulma
    Loved the walk and the views of the city right before sunset!
    Zulma · April 7
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  • Régis P.
    Beautiful bridge with an industrial look. Must-do walk !
    Régis Poulet · April 6
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  • Rachel L.
    Gorgeous view and a beautiful walk!
    Rachel Lodin · March 30
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  • Sandeep A.
    Classic destination. It has to be done.
    Sandeep Ahluwalia · March 29
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  • Matthew C.
    Great views. Cyclists to be avoided. Boy, it would be great if you could still take a trolley across.
    Matthew Caldecutt · March 27
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  • Sabrina W.
    date spot! good view of Manhattan and romantic walk for sure.
    Sabrina Wang · March 27
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  • Karin G.
    Come here for sunrise - no people and great picture opportunities.
    Karin Gattringer · March 26
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  • Eleni M.
    Walk though the bridge and enjoy the view
    Eleni Moschovakou · March 24
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  • Sean S.
    Fun! It only takes about 15 mins to walk the whole thing.
    Sean Solo · March 23
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  • Ангелина К.
    #mustdo if you're a tourist!It's not a long walk, but the view is amazing(especially in the evening). I'd suggest walking from Manhattan to Brooklyn!But the bridge may be overcrowded with people,bikes
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  • Biz T.
    Great walk across the bridge
    Biz Traveldude · March 18
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  • Viktor K.
    Spectacular views. Doesn't need to add more.
    Viktor Kostik · March 16
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  • Betsy G.
    Beautiful sights, nice walk/run
    Betsy Guzman · March 15
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  • Mubarak A.
    This photo taken just before arriving ot Brooklyn bridge
    Mubarak Al Shardan · March 13
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  • Kyo S.
    Perfect spot to enjoy an ice cream and the view
    Kyo Song · March 11
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  • Amy D.
    Walk from the Brooklyn side for beautiful views of Manhattan
    Amy Dennehy · March 1
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  • Rebecca M.
    Tourist trap
    Rebecca Mazza · February 26
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  • John H.
    Amazing views. Iconic.
    John Helps · February 24
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  • Rudy V.
    If you're biking, go use the Manhattan bridge
    Rudy Valenta · February 22
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  • Priscilla K.
    Great views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines and the Statue of Liberty.:-)
    Priscilla Kimboko · February 21
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  • Gabriela C.
    Do the crossing from brooklyn to manhattan! Great view!!
    Gabriela Cascione · February 14
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  • Nicole R.
    Great views, but stay out of the bike lane if you are walking.
    Nicole Regan · February 7
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  • Nikos F.
    Famous landmark.view
    Nikos Fotou · January 31
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  • Luc D.
    The most functional historical landmark
    Luc Doan · January 31
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  • Paulo P.
    You need to cross it by foot. The best views are from Brooklyn to Manhattan bound
    Paulo Puglisi · January 27
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  • Isa C.
    Great view
    Isa Cruz · January 23
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  • Joe C.
    if you get a chance, walk over this bridge, it is an amazing, historic walk and some of the views are incredible
    Joe Conte · January 21
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  • Matthew P.
    A very cool bridge just stay on the walking lane otherwise you might get hit by a bike.
    Matthew Pires · January 19
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  • Alyssa A.
    Great for people watching and to really feel the whole city buzz. Watch out for people on bikes when u walk, it can get pretty crowded.
    Alyssa Anderson · January 7
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  • Celina M.
    Sunsets here are breathtaking
    Celina Mendoza · January 4
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  • David C.
    Iconic bridge with iconic views of Manhattan
    David Charlton · January 4
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  • A S.
    Walk the Brooklyn bridge, doesn't take too long. Watch out for bikes!
    A S · January 4
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  • Dimitri O.
    Welcomed the New year 2016 here. It was amazing.
    Dimitri Opoku · January 1
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  • Peter T.
    Walking? Stay in the pedestrian lane! Bikes? Stay in the bicycle lane!
    Peter Thomson · January 1
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  • Mari
    You can walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn ans take amazing photos all the way. There is a lane for bikers!
    Mari · January 1
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  • Join the EXP | Explore, Expand, Experience NYC!
    Once in a while, there are few places in NYC that are worth the hype. Here are five places that have definitely earned their “must visit” status--- the Brooklyn Bridge being one Read more
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  • Andrea G.
    Beautiful place, beautiful view😍
    Andrea González · December 30, 2015
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  • Carl G.
    The most iconic bridge in New York.
    Carl Griffin · December 25, 2015
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  • Hector
    Seen in my previous trips to NYC but never been under it along Brooklyn Bridge Park. Awesome. Beautiful. Great views of Downtown and the Financial District
    Hector · December 19, 2015
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  • noskos
    Cross from Brooklyn to Manhattan for great views of the sky line.
    noskos · December 18, 2015
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