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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)
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$45.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Thoroughly Recommended
Alex was our tour guide & really took care of us through so many fabulous areas of NYC. We were a group of six & each of us thoroughly enjoyed the tour, so informative, interesting & loads of fun. Plenty of time to stop & take photos too. We can’t recommend it highly enough, thank you!
Joanna_S, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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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!
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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
Wonderful Host & Guide
Joanna_S, May 2022
Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Food Tour
Eric was a fabulous guide & host. We tasted items from about 7 different outlets in these fabulous districts, don’t have breakfast before you go! DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge & Brooklyn Heights were brought to life by Eric’s extensive knowledge. He’s a thoughtful & caring host, we enjoyed his company very much, many thanks!
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Our tour guide Eddie’s...
Joseph_S, Feb 2022
New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
Our tour guide Eddie’s knowledge and history lesson on the brooklyn bridge. Stopping at the brooklyn carousel.
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 experience
Derbhile_K, May 2022
New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
David the pilot was brilliant, knowledgeable, engaged, funny. The whole process and operation at the port ran very smoothly and efficiently. Was a great experience.
star-5
Great trip, plenty of time in the air
Kirstie_B, May 2022
New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
Amazing trip, saw plenty. Tour was rescheduled for the next day due to poor weather. Great communication from the company who got us booked in the next day. Plenty of time in the air to see everything. Pilot pointed out everything we wanted to see
star-5
Seeing the bridges up...
Richard_B, May 2022
Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Food Tour
Seeing the bridges up close and learning about history of Brooklyn. Food tastings were delicious ! The group size made asking questions easy .
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get great pic. of NYC while having a blast of fun
freida_k, Apr 2022
Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge Boat Tour
a fun way to see nyc with a personal driver to accomedat every persons needs , don't forget your sunglasses and camera
star-5
Best way to see NYC - Ride a bike with Eddie
Fred_F, Nov 2021
New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
Blue skies & sunshine, a perfect day for a bike ride! Great bikes for city cruising. Really nice tour, with iconic sights along the way. Best part of the trip was our guide Eddie. Former Bike courier and real New Yorker. Extremely knowledgeable on History of Brooklyn Bridge. Great story teller and excellent guide for the city. His passion and enthusiasm made this tour a most memorable experience.
star-5
Great experience.
Sharon_W, Apr 2022
Private Guided Walking Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO
Gary was a great guide - enormous knowledge , great attitude. I really appreciate his efforts to engage our 9 and 11 year olds. They went from complaining WHY did we have to do a walking tour to really enjoying it.
star-5
A wonderful introduction to Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights.
Lyane_M, May 2022
Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Food Tour
Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and viewing the Manhattan skyline with the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge as the backdrop. Eric was so knowledgeable about the history of the area and so nice too!

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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