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.
I loved this place. I was driving to Manhattan and drove over. I was amazed about the view of the water. It was very beautiful. I would recommend it to anybody for their vacation trip. The one downside was the traffic. The bridge is beautiful but the traffic was awful. It was backed up due to an accident and I was waiting on it for over an hour, but i enjoyed waiting and having the opportunity to sit and look over the side. I had time to get out and take some pics of the view. I loved my vacation to New York and this bridge was one of the top three favorites. I loved it. I would walk over it too sometime.
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.
The experience of walking across that entire bridge was absolutely great!!! As a kid I grew up watching Saturday Night Fever & Staying Alive and to actually walk across that bridge that Tony (J. Travolta) walked across was marvelous. If you're a fan of those two movies you have to walk across that bridge!
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.
it was definitely a very very long walk from manhattan to brooklyn but it was worth it!
the hot sun did not stop us from crossing the bridge by foot. we had great shots and we had fun! it is a must do when you visit NY
I did not do the official tour, but my kids appreciated the view and magnificent constructional feat and so did we! We got to view the bridge from the stanten Ils ferry as well as close by when we traveled across.