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!
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.