Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge

In 1883 the Brooklyn Bridge was completed, and today this engineering gem is one of the most popular attractions in New York City [Take the 4, 5, or 6 subway down to Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall and follow the throngs of people making their pilgrimage across the bridge on the Manhattan side]. The vital bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn and it has a pedestrian walkway with a bike lane that rises above the traffic.

IMG_4353 IMG_4370At just over a mile long, this is one of the most scenic routes to take for views of both boroughs, and a rite of passage for New Yorkers. The skyline seen through the rays of cable are iconic.

IMG_4373 IMG_4375 IMG_4348Along the way you may notice: graffiti, names and poems written on the bridge; you will see the bronze national registers of historic places plaque; and it would be hard to miss the many, many locks. A lot of the locks have names on them, and symbolize eternal love.

IMG_4362 IMG_4372 IMG_4364If you’re heading in the direction of Brooklyn, you may want to spend some time in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and if it happens to be a Sunday – see if you can attend Smorgasburg!

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