The Brooklyn Bridge was built to connect the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. At almost 1600 feet, at the time of its ... More
The Brooklyn Bridge was built to connect the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. At almost 1600 feet, at the time of its completion in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Its architecture remains a wondrous sight in the New York cityscape. After dark, the twin Gothic towers and strong steel cables make a striking silhouette against the night sky. Walking across the bridge is a huge thrill, particularly if you start from the Brooklyn side and view the Manhattan skyline on your stroll across the East River.
This is one of my all time favorite walks in either direction, at any time of the day and in any weather. I can't believe it's free! I do about 200 hikes a year all over the World and I am never disappointed by this walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Try also the Williamsburg Bridge (but don't waste your time and money at the immigrant museum in Orchard St. Walk instead around Chinatown or Williamsburg and see what new arrivals to the US do to survive. Why does NY have so many shoe repair shops compared to DC? 'Cos this is what its new arrivals in NY can do!) I walk the World and rate this walk as world class.
To not be awed by this masterpiece one must be missing the point. Stand under it, cruise under it, and most of all walk across it at sunset (heading into Manhatten) for glorious views of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, and unless your heart is made of stone you will fall in love.
the view is so great i didnt wanted to leave. you can see alomst every thng in New York. you can see the statue of liberty, where twin tower was and all those amusing places are. its the largest bridge i have ever been over and im proud to have gone over it before.
This was a first for me. Being born in New york and have visited many times. I had never done this. It was a truly awesome experience! The views are incredible! Your so taken aback by the New York Skyline- you don't even mind all the walking.