The Williamsburg Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened in 1903, and the first with all-steel towers. The 310-foot steel towers support four cables, each measuring 18 inches in diameter and weighing 4,344 tons.
After completion in 1903, the Williamsburg Bridge set the record for the longest suspension bridge. The record was broken in 1924 when the Bear Mountain Bridge was completed.
The Williamsburg Bridge was the first bridge with all-steel towers. The 310-foot steel towers support four cables, each measuring 18 inches in diameter and weighing 4,344 tons!
Use the bridge to cross the river. Works every time.
Thanks for being one of the 238,500 people who use the Willy B every day!
We’ve all done the BK bridge, so it's time to step it up with a walk across this bridge. It’s steeper, so you’re gauranteed to feel the burn!
Don't fall off
Enjoy the view!
If you aren't one of those lazy types, the walk across the Williamsburg Bridge is enjoyable and for the subway fans, it provides some good subway train watching as you walk across!
No matter how many times you've crossed, take a moment to enjoy the view.
Cab drivers will groan when you point them in this direction.
Pay attention to the art work and scenery off to the sides of the bridge
Thanks for being one of the 140,000 drivers, 92,000 transit riders, 6,000 bikers or 500 pedestrians who use the Willy B every day! If you’re one of the drivers, put your phone down.
Taking the M train over the bridge promises great views & functioning cell service. Best commute.
Bikes on the northside jews on the southside ... sabbat shalom
Theres nothing like riding the train over the bridge as the sunsets. #gorgeous
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Watch ur back.....lol
Walkers on the south side passageway only. Don't walk on the north side path or do and get clipped.
Running or riding over the bridge looks easier than it is.... but I still love doing it.
Essex at Delancey is one of the deadliest intersections in Manhattan. Be very careful here!
Literally the only way to travel
Look out for the trolls
Best at 6 am no traffic nice view.
This bridge connects manhattan to northern Brooklyn.
Watch out for douchey pedestrians who walk in the bike lane!
Great place to take walk
get drunk in manhattan, walk across into brooklyn, get home, sleep, wake up, and have zero recollection of walking across the night before.
When you see "Idiot Mittens" you'll know you're there.
Nice views of Brooklyn
The view by night is breathtaking
About 20 minutes end-to-end for a nice paced walk
Take a break on your ride home, enjoy a beer, take in the views, and chat with your fellow cyclists.
Fix the damn pot holes..
watch The Naked City (movie 1936)for some awesome scenes of the bridge and NYC in general...
Try to avoid the smelly guy. You know the one. He usually mutters to himself as well.
One of my favorite views of the city at night. Here is my tip, make sure your cab driver NEVER chooses the inside lanes. They are always the slowest.
Take after dark. Avoid bike lane.
Our favorite way to get across: taking the M train, where there's cell service and great views!
Not bad going into Manhattan, but always traffic on the BQE. And unless you're a hipster, you don't want to go to Williamsburg.
Beautiful bridge!! Beautiful view too
Has its ups and downs. Also, a bit wet underneath.
Runners: If you're going from Williamsburg to Manhattan, enter on Bedford Ave. Take the left side over the bridge to avoid bike traffic. Vice versa if you're coming the opposite direction.
Bike it or walk it.
Forget the car or subway. Walk the bridge.
Barba ya, anteojos ya, creo que ya puedo ser vecino de esta zona!