Without a doubt the most famous bridge in New York. The one on which tens of thousands of tourists rush every year. Not to mention the residents of the city who use it by car, on foot or by bike. The Brooklyn Bridge is an institution. A must-see monument. A star!
In 1883, when the Brooklyn Bridge was completed after a 14-year construction period that cost 27 lives, including that of its architect John Augustus Roebling, the city of Manhattan was now connected to Brooklyn.
Financed in part thanks to the embezzlement of the mafia politician “Boss” Tweed, it was the scene of many accidents during its construction but also shortly after its inauguration.
Its dimensions give the vertigo. It measures 1825 meters long, culminates at 84 meters, while its piles, they go down to 35 meters deep.
To cross the East River on its promenade is to hear a major episode in the history of the Big Apple. It is to walk above the traffic, with Brooklyn and Manhattan on either side, and enjoy one of the most exhilarating experiences the city has to offer.