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  2. Brooklyn Bridge - Wikipedia

    The Brooklyn Bridge is the southernmost of the four toll-free vehicular bridges connecting Manhattan Island and Long Island, with the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge, and the Queensboro Bridge to the north. Only passenger vehicles and pedestrian and bicycle traffic are permitted.

  3. Brooklyn Bridge | History, Construction, & Facts | Britannica

    Brooklyn Bridge, suspension bridge spanning the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan in New York City. The bridge was the first to use steel for cable wire, and during its construction explosives were used inside a pneumatic caisson for the first time.

  4. Brooklyn Bridge - Length, Timeline & Facts - HISTORY

    The Brooklyn Bridge, which connects the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, was constructed between 1869-1883 and spans 1,595 feet.

  5. Walking Across the Brooklyn Bridge - TripSavvy

    The Brooklyn Bridge connects two great New York City boroughs, Manhattan and Brooklyn, and you can walk it, drive it, bike it, or admire it from afar from multiple vantage points around the city. One way or the other, the Brooklyn Bridge is a must-see when traveling to Brooklyn .

  6. 10 Things You May Not Know About the Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge under construction, circa 1883. The Brooklyn Bridge opened on May 24, 1883. Men and women stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge promenade circa 1898. Seven days after its grand ...

  7. NYC DOT - Brooklyn Bridge

    About the Bridge . The iconic Brooklyn Bridge connects Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights. Known for its stone arches, the Brooklyn Bridge supports six lanes of vehicles (no trucks) and a shared pedestrian and bicycle path. As of 2018, an average of over 116,000 vehicles, 30,000 pedestrians and 3,000 cyclists travel over the Brooklyn Bridge ...

  8. Brooklyn Bridge - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with ...

    Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the primary symbols of New York City, it is a marvel of design and provides spectacular views of the city's skyline.

  9. A Guide to Manhattan's Bridges: Brooklyn Bridge - TripSavvy

    NYC's most iconic bridge, and one of its star attractions, the Brooklyn Bridge has been wowing audiences since 1883—considered to be the most architecturally elegant bridge in New York City, its regularly counted among the world's most beautiful spans.

  10. Brooklyn Bridge Construction and History - ThoughtCo

    When it opened on May 24, 1883, the world took notice and the entire U.S. celebrated. The great bridge, with its majestic stone towers and graceful steel cables, isn't just a beautiful New York City landmark. It's also a very dependable route for many thousands of daily commuters.

  11. The history of the Brooklyn Bridge: "Such an iconic piece of ...

    The Brooklyn Bridge has been an indelible part of the New York City skyline for nearly 140 years. When it was completed in 1883, it was hailed as an engineering marvel and called the eighth Wonder ...