Among the New York City attractions, the Brooklyn Bridge is quite famous. The construction work of this age-old suspension bridge in the United States was completed in the year 1883. Running across the East River, the bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Spanning over 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), this bridge was reckoned as the longest suspension bridge across the world from the time of its opening till 1903. It is also regarded as the first steel-wire suspension bridge.
Declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972, the Brooklyn Bridge was earlier referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge.
This suspension bridge features a sprawling pedestrian walkway for both cyclists and walkers. The walkway is located in the middle of the bridge and is more elevated than the automobile lanes. Estimates suggest that over 4000 pedestrians and 3100 cyclists use this bridge every day. The bridge can be accessed from Sands/Pearl Streets, Tillary/Adams Streets and Exit 28B of the east-side Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
A tourist who is planning to travel to the United States cannot afford to give this bridge a miss as this technological masterpiece hascultural significance.
Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY, United States
40° 42′ 20.48″ N,
73° 59′ 47″ W