Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to connect Manhattan and Brooklyn across the East River. At the time of its opening it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, about 1.1 miles across. Take a walk across or enjoy the beauty of the neo-gothic towers and iconic pointed arches from the lawns below.
To walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, use the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway which begins at the intersection of Tillary Street and Boerum Place or access the pedestrian walkway via the staircase located in the underpass on Washington Street/Cadman Plaza East and Prospect Street.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a fully operational bridge managed by the NYC Department of Transportation, the Bridge is free to walk across. For more information on the history and use of the Bridge please visit the NYC DOT webpage.