Williamsburg Bridge

The WilliaWilliamsburg Bridgemsburg Bridge connects Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Brooklyn’s neighborhood of Williamsburg. The Williamsburg Bridge is one of Manhattan’s three suspension bridges, with its ends reaching Delancey Street in the Lower East Side and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg.  The bridge was built from 1896 – 1903 and is a major crossing for NYC driving.

Williamsburg Bridge

Some key facts about the Williamsburg Bridge:

  • Main span: 1,600 feet — same as the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Total length: 7,308 ft
  • In 2007, the Williamsburg Bridge carried approximately 52,000 Brooklyn-bound vehicles and 54,800 Manhattan-bound vehicles daily

Unlike many other bridges connecting Manhattan to other NYC boroughs, the Williamsburg Bridge also carries trains, such as the J, M, and Z subway lines. In the spring of 2010, NYC’s Department of Transportation underwent a 2 month program to clean up the bridge’s graffiti and improve the bridge’s pedestrian and cyclist lanes.

Read more on the official NYC Department of Transportation site.

TOLLS: No tolls in either direction.


From Manhattan: enter going East on Delancey Street in the Lower East Side

From Brooklyn: enter from Borinquen Place or S 4th Street

Walk Across the Williamsburg Bridge!

Williamsburg Bridge Walkway

Williamsburg Bridge Walkway

From Manhattan, access the Williamsburg Bridge from the median on Delancey Street at Clinton.

From Brooklyn, access the Williamsburg Bridge from the North side bicycle path exits at South 5th Street at Continental Army Plaza, or the North side pedestrian path at Bedford Avenue between Broadway and South 5th Street.

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


with a few select NYC garages.