The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City in the United States which connects the Brooklyn area of the city with the Manhattan area over the local East River. The bridge is a National Historic Landmark and one of the USA’s oldest bridges completed in 1883 after 14 years of construction. The bridge has over the years become iconic and used as a reference of the city by many across the world. Its structure is grand with the cable suspended bridge being over 1,800 metres in length. The bridge is used by motorised vehicles with six lanes of the road across it, it was also previously used by elevated trains.
You can access the bridge at either its Manhattan or Brooklyn ends of the bridge, the subway system allows for this with trains 4, 5 and 6 arriving at the Manhattan side and trains A, C and F to ‘Jay Street’ taking you to the Brooklyn side. The walk across the bridge takes usually between 30-60 minutes.
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The bridge has a pedestrianised walking and bike zone this allows people to cross the bridge on foot or bicycle. It is a public bridge which is open all day and free to use either on foot or by car. The Brooklyn towards Manhattan walk across the bridge offers a spectacular view of the NYC skyline.