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Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

24 hours a day
FDR Drive, 10038

The Basics

The storied history of the Brooklyn Bridge and the spectacular views it affords make it a common inclusion on guided walking tours and bike tours of the city. For a whole new perspective on the bridge, take a sightseeing cruise or even a helicopter flight during which you will buzz over the iconic structure as well as other well-known NYC landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty.

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New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
star-4.5
USD45.00 per adult
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Great tour
Great bike tour over two bridges. Chuck was our guide and relayed a lot of local information. Great for families as well as seniors.
Laure_M, Aug. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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See Brooklyn and NYC the fun way!!
Anne_T, Jul. 2022
Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour
Awesome Brooklyn bridge bike ride! Our tour guide,Damian, was the best! He was extremely knowledgeable on everything NYC! History with the interesting backstories made our tour SO much fun! Thanks Damian!!
star-5
Brooklyn Bridge Tour was amazing!
Shannon_P, May 2022
Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and The Bridge
We had an amazing time! Irene did an amazing job with the history of Brooklyn Heights/Dumbo. We were amazed with some of the facts with the Brooklyn Bridge. Irene provided us with additional suggestions and helped us navigate our day. 5 stars to Irene! The tour was very informative and definitely a must do!
star-5
The Brooklyn Bridge
BETH_D, May 2022
Private Brooklyn Bridge Tour with a Local
Jon was an excellent tour guide! He shared many excellent stories about the people who designed the Brooklyn Bridge, the building of the bridge, and the bridge today. I am going to take the tour again with family!
star-5
Best Tour!
PEDRO_M, Jul. 2022
New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
Standing next to the Brooklyn bridge against the New York skyline was a great experience. The tour was conducted at a leisurely pace. Not too fast, not too slow. Guide was very informative. Felt safe riding in traffic!
star-5
Chuck was a great guide...
Nicolas_T, Apr. 2022
New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
Chuck was a great guide for this Brooklynn bicycle tour. Very responible, cared about safety, had good knowledge and clear communication on the topic. Thanks
star-5
Great tour
Laure_M, Aug. 2022
New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
Great bike tour over two bridges. Chuck was our guide and relayed a lot of local information. Great for families as well as seniors.
star-5
Great tour, even better guide
Gaganjit_B, Aug. 2022
Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour
Great information provided by a very knowledgeable guide (Scott). He went at a good pace for the group and had a lot of cool tidbits of information of areas we visited along the way. Highly recommended!
star-5
Awesome!!!
Robert_B, Aug. 2022
Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge Boat Tour
Bjorn was our captain. He created any awesome experience for everyone! A bucket list experience for us.
star-5
Brooklyn/Lower Manhattan Tour
Jean_S, Aug. 2022
Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan Highlights Walking Tour
Jim was fun, interesting and full of Brooklyn and Manhattan facts and history. Great time today. Would recommend him and the tour
star-5
Fun walking tour of Brooklyn
Michelle_M, Jul. 2022
Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and The Bridge
We wanted to be sure to see more than Manhattan during our visit. This was a great way to do that. Irene was so knowledgeable about the area and NYC in general.
star-5
Scott was great guide! We...
Robert_D, Jul. 2022
Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour
Scott was great guide! We enjoyed our bike trip with the family. Easy ride to Brooklyn. We had Good weather.
star-4
Great ride, but not enough time!
Brad_R, Jul. 2022
New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
Overall was an amazing ride! The pilot was knowledgeable and friendly. My daughter got to sit as copilot that was awesome! My only complaint was it states 30-35 mins and we were up for 20-25 mins. I know it sounds like a short amount of time but there were different time option. We chose the max and spent over $700 so every minute counts.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • In cooler months, wear an extra layer or two, as it can be colder and windier on the bridge than on street level.

  • The bridge’s pedestrian path is narrow; be careful not to veer into the adjacent bike lane.

  • Crossing the bridge on foot takes around 25 minutes, or longer if you pause for photographs.

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How to Get There

From Manhattan, you can access the bridge’s walkway from Park Row and Centre Street, opposite City Hall Park. The closest subway stations are Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (4, 5, and 6 trains) and Chambers Street (J and Z). On the Brooklyn side, access the pedestrian walkway from Tillary Street and Adams Street in Brooklyn Heights. Here the nearest subway stations are Jay Street–MetroTech (A, C, and F), Court Street (N and R), and Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, and 5).

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When to Get There

Avoid the morning and evening rush hours: The bridge is congested with commuters. It’s quieter early on weekend mornings (before 10am) and at night (after 8pm), when the bridge’s neo-Gothic towers are dramatically illuminated.

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The Fascinating History of the Brooklyn Bridge

Though the Brooklyn Bridge was designed by John Roebling in the 1860s, Roebling never got to see his creation realized, having died following an accident in 1869. After his death, his son, Washington Roebling, and his wife, Emily, oversaw the construction. On May 30, 1883, just a few days after its opening, the bridge was the site of a tragic stampede that killed 12 pedestrians. In 1884, in an effort to allay concerns regarding the structural integrity of the bridge, circus owner P.T. Barnum had a troupe of 21 elephants, including the famous Jumbo, cross it.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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