Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge Towers

Brooklyn Bridge Towers

The Brooklyn Bridge connects lower Manhattan with the NYC borough of Brooklyn. The Bridge is a critical route for NYC driving between Manhattan and Brooklyn, with 64,000 – 67,000 vehicles crossing each way daily (in 2007).

Designed and built by a father-son team, the Brooklyn Bridge was built in 13 years from 1870  – 1883.  It crosses the Lower East River and is anchored by two stunning neoGothic towers.

Some key facts about the Brooklyn Bridge:

  • Main span: 1,600 ft, making if one of the longest suspension bridges in the United States
  • Total length: 6,016 ft
  • In 2007, the Brooklyn Bridge carried 64,000 Brooklyn-bound vehicles and 67,600 Manhattan-bound vehicles daily


Read more on the official NYC Department of Transportation site.

TOLLS: No toll in either direction.

NYC DRIVING DIRECTIONS FOR THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

From Manhattan: enter from Pearl Street onto the Brooklyn Bridge ramp

From Brooklyn: enter from Flatbush Avenue

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge!

Brooklyn Bridge Walkway

Brooklyn Bridge Walkway

From Manhattan, enter at Park Row and Centre Street, near City Hall Park. If you’re taking the subway, take the 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall, N/R to City Hall or the 2/3 to Park Place.

From Brooklyn, enter via a staircase on Prospect Street between Cadman Plaza East and West, or at Tillary and Adams Streets.  If you’re taking the subway, take the A/C to High Street or the 2/3 to Clark Street.

Find out more about walking and cycling across the Brooklyn Bridge from Transportation Alternatives.

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with a few select NYC garages.