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The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed.



The Brooklyn Bridge connects two great New York City boroughs: Manhattan and Brooklyn. We can walk it, drive it, bike it, or just admire it. One way or the other, the Brooklyn Bridge soaring over the East River is one of New York City’s most famous routes, both for tourists and born-and-bred New Yorkers.



It was designated a USA National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.



There's a dedicated pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge, above the roaring car traffic, so it's a wonderful stroll.

The bridge’s construction took around 14 years, involved 600 workers and cost $15 million (more than $320 million in today’s dollars). Now more than 125 years old, this iconic feature of the New York City skyline still carries roughly 150,000 vehicles and pedestrians every day.



Total length: 5,988' (1,825 m)
Construction started: January 3, 1870
Bridge Opened on : May 24, 1883
Longest span: 1,595' (486 m)
Architects: John A. Roebling, Washington Roebling, David B. Steinman
Address: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY

The Manhattan Bridge is an another suspension bridge (Parallel to Brooklyn Bridge) that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn.It has four vehicle lanes on the upper level & Four subway tracks are located on the lower deck of the bridge. 



Dumbo, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass,is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It encompasses two sections: one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River, and another that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. 
A view of the Manhattan Bridge from Dumbo
Manhattan View from Brooklyn




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