Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

Bridge · Roosevelt Island
Queensboro Bridge, Queens, NY 11101, United States

The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, opened in 1909, is a five span cantilever truss; the only one of the four great East River Bridges that is not a suspension bridge. The bridge was designated as a national landmark on November 23, 1973.

  • What you need to know
    Ben R.
    "Bike traffic is usually light, and the views are great."(16 Tips)
    King T.
    "... upper level so you can jump off norther blvd faster"(9 Tips)
    Matthew R.
    "slow moving traffic on upper level."(5 Tips)
    Richard L.
    "aka the 59th Street Bridge"(4 Tips)
Log in to leave tips at this venue!
  • Recent
  • Popular

127 tips and reviews.

  • Filter by taste:
  • all tips and reviews
  • traffic
  • scenic views
  • jumping
  • upper level
  • biking
  • quiet
  • Plaza
  • tunnels
  • bears
  • taxis
  • gyms
  • airports
  • lunch
  • Michelle S.

    Great views.

    Michelle Swank · July 22
  • Fanny M.

    Bridge repeats!!! Training for marathon 2015! NYC

    Fanny M · June 24
  • Melissa R.

    Super cool bridge

    Melissa Reohr · April 4
  • Fanny M.

    No toll bridge to my house! And I love the running path! Great hill!

    Fanny M · March 2
  • Kimmie O.

    Nice views of LIC, Roosevelt Island & the East side of Manhattan

    Kimmie Ohh · October 12, 2014
  • Kimmie O.

    The Q32 & Q60 go through here from Queens to Manhattan & vice versa

    Kimmie Ohh · October 12, 2014
  • Kimmie O.

    Also known as the 59th St bridge

    Kimmie Ohh · October 12, 2014
  • Gordon M.

    There's a single outer driving lane on the south side of the bridge, with East River views unobstructed by the bridge's truss structure. Enter eastbound at 59th St and 1st Av.

    Gordon Mei · August 5, 2014
  • Tiffany

    Lower level outer road now closed after 9pm. 😢

    Tiffany · June 13, 2014
  • Compass

    This double-decker pathway (also known as the 59th Street Bridge) is a popular biking and running loop for athletes based on either side of the East River.

    Compass · May 15, 2014
  • Chris H.

    Give it up for Karen's Horney Clinic!

    Chris Hanny · December 15, 2013
  • Ricardo T.

    It's a nice peaceful walk.

    Ricardo Torres · December 5, 2013
  • Darita C.

    Terrible day to drive in manhattan

    Darita C · November 3, 2013
  • Gregory S.

    Use the lower ramp it is very busy on top

    Gregory Segarra · October 29, 2013
  • Glenn G.

    If you're on 4sq here it's a bummer. Sorry.

    Glenn Gentzke · October 29, 2013
  • The Corcoran Group

    Our preferred way to get in and out of Manhattan to Queens, especially by bike!

    The Corcoran Group · October 11, 2013
  • Phil C.

    Traffic is the worst. Mutha fuckers dat cross this shit need o learn to stay in there lane and jus drive. And it can all go smooth.

    Phil Correa · October 4, 2013
  • MeHere U.

    Early morning traffic and after work travel fastest way - ride between cars - drivers will move

    MeHere Ultimate D Power · September 11, 2013
  • City of New York

    Originally named the Blackwell’s Island Bridge, the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge opened to traffic in 1909 and is the longest of the East River Bridges.

    City of New York · August 8, 2013
  • General J.

    I'm not big on historic structures being renamed, but this renaming was very appropriate... Rest In Peace Mr. New York

    General Joswun · May 23, 2013
  • Christian S.

    Try to avoid it....

    Christian Salcedo · April 21, 2013
  • King T.

    Take the outer lower level you don't have to worry about traffic or take the upper level so you can jump off norther blvd faster

    King Trybe · April 12, 2013
  • Lawrence M.

    Gray day, gray nabe, one of the brutest corners of queens.

    Lawrence Murphy · March 18, 2013
  • Daisy

    Running smooth....

    Daisy · March 5, 2013
  • Mike Bloomberg

    Ed Koch's spirit will live on at City Hall, on the bridge that bears his name, and all across the five boroughs:

    Mike Bloomberg · February 1, 2013
  • Eduardo S.

    I remember Ed Koch from the Style Wars graffiti documentary. What a dumb fuck :/

    Eduardo S. · December 28, 2012
  • City of New York

    There are new protected bicycle lanes in Queens Plaza – try them out and see what you think!

    City of New York · December 26, 2012
  • Rohit G.

    It gets wet in the rain...

    Rohit Gera · November 18, 2012
  • Movie Mayor

    The Queensboro Bridge plays a central role in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises as the last remaining route to escape Gotham and the fate that Bane has in store for it.

    Movie Mayor · November 8, 2012
  • Won Ha J.

    If you are not in a hurry,bus is good

    Won Ha Jung · November 6, 2012
  • Rosie H.

    My cousin witnessed someone jumping off this bridge about a year ago.

    Rosie Hernandez · September 12, 2012
  • Chante

    Going to Queens? It's the cheapest way!

    Chante · August 21, 2012
  • Bonnie C.

    Avoid the upper roadway when driving a scooter. The road is all ridged metal grates. Death!

    Bonnie Chu · August 19, 2012
  • nycHealthy

    Make NYC Your Gym on your lunch hour by visiting the Queensboro Bridge! Take a brisk 0.7 mi walk for some mid-day physical activity. More on Making NYC Your Gym:

    nycHealthy · August 3, 2012
  • Mike B.

    Don't jump! It's a long ways down.

    Mike Beauchamp · July 6, 2012
  • Charlie F.

    Take the upper road and check out the Traffic cop! She's very entertaining !

    Charlie Fantauzzi · June 18, 2012
  • Russ

    This bridge should not be named after Ed Koch.

    Russ · May 28, 2012
  • Jayson C.

    At 4pm on weekdays this bridge is murder

    Jayson Colon · May 23, 2012
  • tre\/

    This bridge is hit or miss, but hey.. It's free. Always the lower level

    tre\/ · May 19, 2012
  • R G.

    Jump! No one will miss you!

    R Gorman · May 18, 2012
  • Cindy B.

    Feelin' groovy

    Cindy Bagby · May 17, 2012
  • Bill Q.

    It's ok to jump! Just make sure there isn't anyone under you

    Bill Quinlan · May 15, 2012
  • Beta C.

    Who the hell is Ed Koch?! Ummm this will be the queensboro bridge forever.

    Beta Coronel · May 13, 2012
  • Richard L.

    The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge is a cantilever bridge over the East River that was completed in 1909.

    Richard Lowry · May 1, 2012
  • Richard L.

    aka the 59th Street Bridge

    Richard Lowry · May 1, 2012
  • Michael O.

    upper road least traffic and amazing view to the city

    Michael Ocher · April 30, 2012
  • Binoy B.

    Don't look down.

    Binoy Babukutty · April 25, 2012
  • Kaiser S.

    Queensboro Bridge, assholes. Fuck Ed Koch.

    Kaiser Sorse · April 25, 2012
  • Ron Y.

    best place when raining.

    Ron Y. · April 23, 2012
  • Rod M.

    You can only walk over the north side of the bridge. Gives you a good view of the tram and Roosevelt Island, but not so much of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Been crossing for years though...always nice.

    Rod M. · April 15, 2012

Related Searches

  • ed koch queensboro bridge queens
  • ed koch queensboro bridge queens photos
  • ed koch queensboro bridge queens location
  • ed koch queensboro bridge queens address
  • ed koch queensboro bridge queens
  • 59 st bridge queens
  • 59 st. bridge queens
  • 59 street bridge queens
  • 59st bridge queens
  • 59th st bridge queens
  • 59th street bridge queens
  • crossing the 59th street bridge queens
  • ed koch queensborough bridge queens
  • ed koch bridge queens
  • ed koch queensboro 59th street bridge queens
  • ed koch queensboro bridge roosevelt island queens

Foursquare © 2015  Lovingly made in NYC & SF

Appears on 143 lists

See all »

More from NYC DOT

Is this your business? Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date. Plus use our free tools to find new customers.