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  2. Brooklyn Bridge - Wikipedia

    The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first fixed crossing of the East River. It was also the longest suspension bridge in the world mean high water

  3. 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.

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

    The Brooklyn Bridge looms majestically over New York City’s East River, linking the two boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Since 1883, its granite towers and steel cables have offered a safe...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. 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 ...

  9. How to Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge | A Visitor Guide

    This post aims to help you plan for walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. We'll show you where to start, how to get there, when to go, and what else there is to do around the bridge. The bridge is one of the very best locales for New York City photography. So grab your camera and let's start walking!

  10. 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.

  11. Brooklyn Bridge, Star of the City: Here’s a Tour

    The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.It’s an engineering feat not quite on par with the bridge, but remarkable: bunk-bedded roadways cantilevered from the Heights, the Promenade, the top bunk.