Brooklyn Bridge

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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    The Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883. It was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903 and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

    HISTORY · March 30, 2010
  • Time Out New York

    The best view of NYC offers a stunning panorama. From the midpoint of the massive suspension bridge, there are spectacular sight lines of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and lower Manhattan. Read more

    Time Out New York · October 31, 2011
  • Bravo

    A scenic walk across the Brooklyn Bridge provides the perfect backdrop to telling someone that they don’t have any friends or for fighting over who is more integral to the marriage equality debate.

    Bravo · August 9, 2011
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery

    As you reach the start of the cables walking across the bridge, shoot straight ahead. The arch closest to Manhattan as well as the middle of the bridge also offers spectacular vistas of the city.

    Windows Live Photo Gallery · October 29, 2010
  • iFanboy

    In Amazing Spider-Man #121, Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man's girlfriend, was thrown off a bridge by the Green Goblin. Even though the artist drew the Brooklyn Bridge, the story said it was the GW Bridge

    iFanboy · September 20, 2010
  • Time Out New York

    The giant anchorages of this suspension bridge were supposed to double as shopping arcades. The inside of each features the same Gothic design as the towers, plus 50-foot-high cathedral ceilings. Read more

    Time Out New York · November 23, 2011
  • The New York Daily News

    Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Click "More Info" to see some of our amazing photos of the bridge throughout history! Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 13, 2010
  • Valentine's Day Movie

    There is nothing more romantic in all of New York City than taking a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge at night to stare in awe at the city ahead of you. Stick around 'til at least dusk! #vday

    Valentine's Day Movie · February 2, 2010
  • Mazda

    At various times, the bridge has carried horse-drawn and trolley traffic; at present, it has six lanes for motor vehicles, with a separate walkway along the centerline for pedestrians and bicycles.

    Mazda · November 22, 2010
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: The Brooklyn Bridge walkway is crowded! Click "More Info" and ccheck out these foot racers from 1948 down on the car deck, making their way from City Hall to Coney Island! Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 20, 2010
  • Dave K.

    Best bridge, best borough. Walk across it at least once.

    Dave Kerpen · May 11, 2010
  • Crunch Gym

    Don’t just stop at the halfway point like a tourist, walk all the way across the bridge and back for a 2 mile trek. You’ll burn some serious calories while checking out some great views of the city. Read more

    Crunch Gym · August 4, 2010
  • Audi

    Bold design lives here. A masterwork of engineering, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first steel wire suspension bridge in the world. Construction was finished in 1883. Find more bold: Read more

    Audi · April 18, 2011
  • Jeremy L.

    go take a walk on the brooklyn brodge, it's just amazing

    Jeremy Lepiece · April 12, 2010
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: It's the Brooklyn Bridge like you've never seen it! Click "More Info" for the view of Manhattan back in 1954, then send your new view to @nydailynews on Twitter! Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 26, 2010
  • Julina

    Walk the bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan right before sunset,especially early summer. It's refreshing and awesome view of skyline.

    Julina · January 22, 2010
  • Joe G.

    Pedestrians, get out of the bike lane, stay on your side of the white line!

    Joe Grimaldi · March 21, 2010
  • Collectivus

    Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is a must-do when visiting or living in NYC. It's not only a marvel of engineering, but a work of art and a gateway to the beauty of the Manhattan skyline.

    Collectivus · September 2, 2011
  • Kunal R.

    Walk across the bridge really late at night or really early in the morning

    Kunal Rege · July 28, 2009
  • Paul R.

    Jay-Z: "Yeah, Imma up at Brooklyn,"

    Paul Rayment · December 21, 2011
  • Simon & Schuster

    Did you know? Twenty-one elephants walked across the Brooklyn Bridge in 1884 proving its stability. Bestselling author David McCullough illustrates the bridge’s history in his book, THE GREAT BRIDGE. Read more

    Simon & Schuster · December 22, 2010
  • Gracey N.

    Walking over the bridge was great!

    Gracey Newman · January 21, 2010
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    It was an engineering marvel in 1883, the world’s longest suspension bridge and the first to link the then-separate cities of New York and Brooklyn. - Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · February 19, 2013
  • New York Habitat

    Brooklyn Bridge is just a short 20-30 minute walk from end to end, but don’t forget to take a couple minutes and stop in the middle for breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.

    New York Habitat · September 26, 2011
  • jake f.

    walk over the brooklyn bridge. pizza at grimaldi's. ice cream on the water. repeat.

    jake furst · July 14, 2009
  • Chip S.

    Walk across the brooklyn bridge. one of the great views of downtown nyc. be sure to check out the plaques at the first tower to see how the bridge was built. amazing.

    Chip Sleeper · November 28, 2009
  • NYU

    Walk it or bike it - but take a visit to this iconic bridge!

    NYU · May 1, 2013
  • Briana A.

    Don't run the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturdays and Sundays. The tourists don't watch where they're going and playing chicken with the bikers isn't worth it!

    Briana Aguilar-Austin · April 2, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    One of our favorite places to take a walk when it's nice out. Watch out for bikers!

    The Corcoran Group · October 9, 2013
  • Best Delegate

    Walk from the Brooklyn side to Manhattan for a great view

    Best Delegate · September 6, 2011
  • US National Archives

    The Brooklyn Bridge was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Not long after that this 1970s photograph from our Documerica collection was taken of the bridge and the East River. Read more

    US National Archives · April 26, 2011
  • BBC World Service

    Download our documentary on Brooklyn Bridge - through the eyes of it's visitors. Click this tip to download the mp3 Read more

    BBC World Service · September 20, 2010

    One of the most infamous bridges in the world.

    HAILS™ LUXURY · February 1, 2010

    There’s something about that sparkling Manhattan skyline set against the iconic architecture of the bridge that pretty much never fails to deliver an “I love New York!” moment. Read more · August 21, 2012
  • Untapped Cities

    The New York World Building was demolished in 1955 to accommodate the expanded Brooklyn Bridge entrance Ramp. It was the tallest building form 1890 to 1894. Read more

    Untapped Cities · July 20, 2012
  • Ted W.

    Walk across it.

    Ted White · September 23, 2009
  • Benjamin B.

    The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in NYC and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.

    Benjamin Ben · April 30, 2013

    What an icon. At sunset, we love walking across from Manhattan for hang-on-the-wall-worthy skyline photos then nourishing ourselves at Grimaldi’s and the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory on Fulton Landing. Read more · April 24, 2012
  • Sonar ..

    It’s the furthest south of the 3 bridges that connect Brooklyn to Manhattan. Since 1883, the Bridge has connected more than just the boroughs. See how you’re connected to the people here. Read more

    Sonar .me · July 19, 2011
  • 🌙Tara )O( B.

    Great for a sunset stroll

    🌙Tara )O( Bridget🌙 · September 6, 2010
  • Julie N.

    Get a hot dog and walk it! Haven't done it yet but want to.

    Julie No · June 16, 2010
  • Jessica R.

    Ive lived in the city for 3 years and just walked on the bridge for the first time :)

    Jessica Rodriguez · May 11, 2010
  • laura h.

    The only tourist activity that never gets old.

    laura hadden · May 4, 2010
  • Stephen D.

    To hell with walking. Take a cab: the view is just as good and you'll stay warm.

    Stephen Dove · January 8, 2010
  • Jumpman23

    For the design of the Melo M9, Carmelo wanted to include architectural elements from the bridge that links his birthplace of Brooklyn to his new Manhattan home:

    Jumpman23 · January 10, 2013
  • Ken C.

    One cold night, Barbie and I shared a hot chocolate and stopped to see a breathtaking view of the city from the Brooklyn Bridge. Amazing night with an amazing girl.

    Ken Carson · December 21, 2010
  • Margaret Y.

    Not just for tourists! A great summer activity, and even better exercise.

    Margaret Yekulis · March 17, 2010
  • Vladislav G.

    В хорошую погоду потратьте пару часов и прогуляйтесь из Бруклина в Манхэттэн и вы получите ещё одну идеальную картинку Нью Йорка. Strictly recommended, 100 % New York

    Vladislav Gorelov · March 24, 2013
  • Nur D.

    1833'te açıldığında dünyanın en büyük asma köprüsüymüş :) manhattan be Brooklyn'i birbirine bağlayan, köpru farklı mimarisiyle görülmeye değer :) .

    Nur Dündar · July 18, 2013
  • Florent

    Si vous ne voulez pas trop marcher, prenez le métro en direction de Brooklyn et revenez par le pont sur Manhattan, en fin de journée pour bénéficier du coucher de soleil et de couleurs magnifiques.

    Florent · November 6, 2011

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