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Visit to the Brooklyn Bridge, New York: How to get there, prices and advice

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When you first arrive in New York you don't really know which way to look and where to start! The city that never sleeps is full of things to do and see at any time of day: from museums in Central Park, from rooftop terraces like those of the Top of The Rock and the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, not to mention forget the many bridges! Among them, the most famous is certainly the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Manhattan with the borough of Brooklyn.

In this guide we give you all theuseful information to reach and visit the Brooklyn Bridge!



Index

  1. Where is it and how to get there
  2. Hours and prices
  3. Tours, guided tours and tickets online
  4. What to see and how to visit Brooklyn Bridge
  5. Useful tips for visiting the attraction
  6. Historical notes, curiosities and practical info: what to know in brief
  7. User questions and comments

Where is it and how to get there

  • On foot: the Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. Located in Lower Manhattan, at the southern tip, between the Seaport and Two Bridge neighborhoods, 1,1km (15 min) from the 9/11 Memorial - Get Directions
  • By bus: Manhattan side, nearest stops Frankfort St / William St (M22), Frankfort St / Pearl St (bus M22) and Pearl St / Pearl St (bus M15); Brooklyn side, nearest stop Front St / York St (bus B25); single ticket cost $ 2,75 (€ 2,45)
  • By metro: Manhattan side, nearest stop Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Subway Station (green lines 4, 5 and 6); Brooklyn side, nearest High Street-Brooklyn Bridge stop (blue lines A and C); single ticket cost $ 2,75 (€ 2,45)

Hours and prices

  • always accessible
  • Best time to avoid queues: early in the morning or in the evening, when the bridge is illuminated
  • free; but it is advisable to admire the mountain also from the sea through a fantastic evening cruise bookable online, from € 35,00 per person

Tours, guided tours and tickets online

What to see and how to visit Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge, in English Brooklyn Bridge, definitely is one of the attractions not to be missed during a trip to New York! If you are in Manhattan, you can also easily walk to the 9/11 Memorial, or by bus and subway! Once you arrive at the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Subway Station, the ramp to go up to the bridge is a few meters away and, once you have covered the first stretch, you will find yourself in front of one of the symbols of the city.

But surely, the best view from the Brooklyn side: in addition to the bridge, you can in fact admire the wonderful skyline of Manhattan. For this reason, we recommend that you cross the bridge entirely on foot (1.825 m, about 20 min) and enjoy the wonderful panorama!



Useful tips for visiting the attraction

  1. Buy the city card: if you are interested in visiting other museums or attractions in the city, you can buy the various City Cards and save on admissions. In New York you will find several, such as the NYC Explorer Pass
  2. Beware of traffic: being a particularly busy place, we recommend that you pay attention and stay in the lane intended for pedestrians
  3. Minimum time: we advise you to consider a minimum of one hour for the visit and to walk the entire bridge, until you reach the opposite side

Historical notes, curiosities and practical info: what to know in brief

The first stone for the construction of the famous Brooklyn Bridge was laid in 1869 and the project was by John Augustus Roebling. The works were carried out for several years, until May 24, 1883, when it was definitively opened to traffic. More than 600 workers were employed for the construction, and 27 of these lost their lives during the construction.

The bridge is 1.825 meters long, 36 meters wide and 84 meters high. The materials used are mainly steel and granite. It is, of course, about one of the most famous suspension bridges in the world. It is made up of 4 different steel cables, which are secured to anchors fixed to special plates that hold all the weight.



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