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Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge, New York, NY 10002

The first suspension bridge built on deflection theory, the Manhattan Bridge opened to traffic in 1909. The American Society of Civil Engineers named the bridge a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The bridge has been going under an extensive $834 million reconstruction ... (See all)

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  • "... and you get a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge." (4 tips)
  • "Great views on the d train!" (3 tips)
  • "... the north side of the bridge is much better than the Brooklyn bridge for fast..." (2 tips)
  • City of New York

    You're on a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark!

    City of New York · February 15, 2012
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  • City of New York

    Did you know? The Manhattan Bridge was the first suspension bridge built on deflection theory. It opened to traffic on December 31, 1909. Read more

    City of New York · February 15, 2012
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  • City of New York

    Construction on the Manhattan Bridge began in 1896. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world!

    City of New York · December 26, 2012
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  • Baratunde

    Not nearly as "beautiful" as its sibling, The Brooklyn Bridge, this piece of infrastructure gets the job done, which is to help convey you across a deadly river, so stop yer bitchin!

    Baratunde · December 22, 2010
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  • Jorge J.

    DON'T JUMP!

    Jorge J. · October 19, 2009
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  • Ian W.

    Don't check in and drive, it's dangerous!

    Ian W. · September 21, 2009
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  • Irene F.

    Great views on the d train!

    Irene F. · October 23, 2010
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  • Alaric H.

    nice view!

    Alaric H. · November 5, 2009
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  • Ahmad B.

    Don't die. Also, never stop driving. Also, don't die.

    Ahmad B. · March 31, 2010
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  • Anthony R.

    Great dedicated west & east bike lane on the north side of the bridge is much better than the Brooklyn bridge for fast rides and no chance for taking out a pedestrian.

    Anthony R. · June 18, 2011
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  • Nick B.

    Runners: go here to hill sprint.. oh and check out the view while you're at it.

    Nick B. · November 11, 2012
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  • Sonar ..

    It’s the 2nd of the 3 bridges, from south to north, that connect Brooklyn to Manhattan. Since 1909, the Bridge has connected more than just the boroughs. See how you’re connected to the people here. Read more

    Sonar .. · July 19, 2011
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  • BoweryBoogie

    In the early 1990s, a shantytown called "The Hill" was parked on the Manhattan side of the span. Imagine that. Read more

    BoweryBoogie · March 26, 2011
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  • The Corcoran Group

    The B, D, N, and Q subways all cross the Manhattan Bridge - enjoy the above-ground cell service while you have it!

    The Corcoran Group · October 3, 2013
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  • Crystal F.

    Upper roadway is always best!

    Crystal F. · March 5, 2010
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  • Randy C.

    Best view of Downtown Manhattan is at night, but nothing compared to the view from the Brooklyn Bridge

    Randy C. · January 23, 2012
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  • Fillip H.

    Manhattan Bridge

    Fillip H. · December 4, 2011
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  • Marc L.

    can't get home without it

    Marc L. · November 6, 2011
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  • Chuck R.

    The city is gorgeous from the bridge.

    Chuck R. · February 11, 2011
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  • Amillion D.

    Rejoice and thank God for your life after you've cleared Canal Street O_o.

    Amillion D. · October 24, 2010
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  • nycHealthy

    Make NYC Your Gym on your lunch hour by visiting the Manhattan Bridge! Take a brisk 1.3 mi walk for some mid-day physical activity. More on Making NYC Your Gym: http://on.nyc.gov/T6Gc9J

    nycHealthy · August 3, 2012
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  • Nate E.

    Look out the window. Left or right.

    Nate E. · December 8, 2011
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  • Iak N.

    Its real nice to walk at nights.

    Iak N. · November 12, 2011
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  • Zaneta R.

    I'm on a bridge and don't you ever forget!

    Zaneta R. · December 29, 2011
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  • Kirsten P.

    If traveling to or from Brooklyn, try to avoid rush hour!

    Kirsten P. · March 5, 2012
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  • Carl G.

    Cell service on your B D N or Q subway ride!

    Carl G. · March 27, 2013
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  • Mike Z.

    Face south for the best view!

    Mike Z. · March 31, 2010
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  • Michelle H.

    Taking the Manhattan Bridge bc the these days the Brooklyn Bridge is closed at night.

    Michelle H. · August 30, 2010
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  • General J.

    These are the things you have to enjoy... one of the best views in the world by riding the subway.

    General J. · May 21, 2013
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  • Nick V.

    To remember the lower Manhattan bridge order, remember BMW - Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg.

    Nick V. · December 22, 2012
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  • VideoDanceTV

    Watch out for Psycho bikers who verbally attack pedestrians who walk on side BUILT 4 pedestrians many YEARS AGO to keep walkers SAFE. Too much aggression shown to weekly walkers & it needs to stop!

    VideoDanceTV · November 25, 2011
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  • HAILS™ LUXURY

    I don't stop. I keep driving.

    HAILS™ LUXURY · February 2, 2010
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  • Menachem G.

    Standing under the bridge..the park is starting to take shape. Enjoying the waves.

    Menachem G. · May 2, 2010
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  • Alessandro B.

    Very nice bridge.

    Alessandro B. · April 20, 2011
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  • Jeffrey S.

    Don't jump!

    Jeffrey S. · January 4, 2012
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  • Adam D.

    We're on a bridge, Charlie!

    Adam D. · January 2, 2012
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  • Anand G.

    Don't lick the rust.

    Anand G. · May 11, 2012
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  • Karen H.

    Take the Q and surf as fast as you can over the East River!

    Karen H. · April 25, 2012
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  • John A.

    ITS A NICE WALK

    John A. · December 27, 2011
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  • General J.

    If you check in here while you're driving... it may be your last check in

    General J. · May 22, 2013
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  • Bennuworld

    Nice views on clear days.

    Bennuworld · February 4, 2013
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  • Carrie

    Love passing by here when the sun is setting, absolutely a gorgeous view!

    Carrie · September 18, 2012
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  • Kurt N.

    If you don't check in while on the train your phone is crap.

    Kurt N. · January 17, 2012
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  • Alex S.

    Great views and never crowded unlike the Brooklyn bridge

    Alex S. · December 31, 2011
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  • Merlyn

    I love this scenery! I love NYC! I was born to be a New Yorker!

    Merlyn · October 12, 2013
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  • Xristo M.

    much better for running than the BK bridge, but be careful cuz its like the I-95 of bicycling

    Xristo M. · October 3, 2013
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  • Timothy S.

    Beautiful view of the Brooklyn bridge, the Harbor and NYC.

    Timothy S. · September 11, 2013
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  • Stuart

    This bridge is overlooked next to its more stylish sister (Brooklyn Bridge). But don't try to have a conversation when the subway trains are coming through!

    Stuart · July 29, 2013
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  • Akilah H.

    Its So hot i cud jump off into the water! NAH not a good idea

    Akilah H. · July 22, 2011
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  • Dee P.

    Take the train, silly!

    Dee P. · June 2, 2010
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