Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the United States, and a large part of the city's history is imprinted in each stone and wire holding up the monumental marvel. 

by Catherine Hamilton

You can cross the Brooklyn Bridge from either side, Manhattan or the borough of Brooklyn. Built in 1869, this iconic NYC site became a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and added to the list of National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks in 1972. This suspension bridge provides marvellous photo opportunities with panoramic views at either ends. Many actors and actresses filmed countless movie and television scenes here, and on any given day, you witness proposals and wedding photos in the making. While Manhattan claims most of the fame on the island of New York City, Brooklyn’s trendy neighbourhoods and restaurants at the other end of the bridge make the borough a place to be for locals and visitors alike.

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Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge