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Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Brooklyn Bridge - New York, New York
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Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge Promenade, New York, NY 10038Map
+1 212 484 1200(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Brooklyn
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

One of the best New York City things to do might just involve walking across, rather than selling, a bridge to Brooklyn. Arguably the most famous bridge in the world (okay, perhaps second to that orange-hued one in San Francisco), the Brooklyn Bridge is not only aesthetically pleasing, it makes for a great work out. The 271-foot-tall neo-gothic arches are certainly the bridge’s trademark, but strolling along the elevated pedestrian walkway (starting in Brooklyn and walking toward Manhattan) is a must for any visitor. When it was completed in 1883, it not only united Brooklyn and Manhattan for the first time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at almost 6,000 feet. The bridge’s construction was overseen first by John Augustus Roebling and then his son Washington. But after the latter suddenly died, his wife, Emily Warren Roebling, took over and finished the job. Yes, a woman oversaw the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, a fact that has been largely lost to history.

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By Jared Smith | Posted 11/29/10
  Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the top outdoor activities in New York. You get beautiful views of the city skyline.  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 07/21/13
  Really surprised that a woman completed the bridge !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 05/03/13
  Looking forward to next trip also cleaning up all the yes and no's !  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 03/11/13
  Taking it in on our next trip !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 02/13/13
  Really a great story !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 01/31/13
  Did not know that a woman completed the bridge-jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 07/02/12
  Read review's above and they are right ! Beautiful view's !--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 01/05/12
  Looking forward to next trip to the " Big Apple " so we can view New York from there ! ---jbhaydn !  
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By kayaLacresha Jackson | Posted 06/28/11
  THIS BRIDGE IS REMARKABLE I LOVE THIS BRIDGE ME AND MY BEST FRIEND WILL WALK THIS BRIDGE EVERY DAY WE WAKE UP. WE ALSO TOOK SOME AMAZING PICTURES ON THIS VERY BIG PRETTY BRIDGE! MY NAME IS kLacresha Jackson.......   Read More
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  • Type: Other
  • Nearest Train: High Street
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