"Walk The Brooklyn Bridge" Brooklyn Bridge Tip by Mikebb
Brooklyn Bridge, New York City: 191 reviews and 340 photos
We caught the metro to Brooklyn and took a few hours to look around before deciding to walk the bridge back to Manhattan. Our first problem was finding how to access the bridge , we found a sign and everything was easy from there on.
The bridge was built in 1883 to link the cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn, taking 16 years to complete and claiming 20 lives. It was the first ever steel suspension bridge and is a joy to walk.The walkway is shared with cyclists with a dividing line and it is important to respect the division as cycles speed by at alarming speeds.
Our walk was late afternoon on a beautiful sunny day and we enjoyed magnificent views of the city and Hudson River. There was little wind and we stopped many times to take photos and absorb the moment. The walk took approximately 50 minutes but you could complete much quicker should you choose not to stop as often as we did.
Address: City Hall, Manhattan
Directions: Take the subway A, C High St. - Brooklyn Bridge or 4,5,6 Brooklyn Bridge.
Phone: (212) NEW-YORK
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