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Brooklyn Bridge of New York

Brooklyn Bridge Side View
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The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type 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. It was originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge, but it was later dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge, a name coming from an earlier January 25, 1867, letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since its opening, it has become an icon of New York City, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.

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Price: FREE
Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/infrastructure/br...
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24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

Listing Type: Activities - Sightseeing

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Location Information:

Area/City Name: New York
District/State: New York
Country: United States



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Connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.



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The Brooklyn Bridge is a work of art as part of the skyline of New York City. Definitely take a walk down the bridge and enjoy the view!

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