Brooklyn Bridge – a legendary bridge in New York

The iconic and 1,834 m long Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is one of three bridges connecting the Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs.

The Brooklyn Bridge, which opened in 1883, is one of America’s oldest suspension bridges and one of NYC’s biggest landmarks. Not least because the bridge has been used in numerous films and is a true piece of New York City history.


A walk or bike ride across the bridge provides a true New Yorker experience.

When you come across the bridge on the Brooklyn side, there are green parks on either side. The views from the parks of Manhattan and Manhattan Bridge are stunning.

The trip across the Brooklyn Bridge

Walk on your own: If you arrive on the hop on / hop off  bus (affiliate link), you can see where you are getting off the bus on the city map you have been handed out. The guide on the bus will also point out when you are there. It’s the same busstop as the 9/11 Memorial.

On a bike: If you are more sporty you can rent a bike (affiliate link) and be cycling across the bridge.

Guided tour: If you are interested in learning more about Brooklyn Bridge history, you can choose a guided tour (affiliate link).

On this tour, you walk across the bridge and through Brooklyn’s parks and borough, while gaining an in-depth knowledge of the bridge and the Brooklyn neighborhood.

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