Bridges in New York City

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Bridges in New York City

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  • The Trusty Trip Gal!
    Leeds, UK56 contributions
    The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the best landmarks I have been to in NYC!

    The bridge has a great upkeep, it is safe to walk over, away from cars and bicycles and extremely scenic views.

    When you cross the bridge over from Manhattan it leads you into the Dumbo District which is great to have a walk around! Very picturesque.

    For me the bridge had too many people standing in everyone’s way and people climbing on parts of the bridge just to get that perfect Instagram photo. I think there should be some kind of security or police on the bridge to stop people climbing as it does state that it is illegal to climb on any part of the bridge. Someone will sadly fall one day and there is a very busy flow of traffic below.

    The second thing I thought was a bit disappointing was how many stalls and 360 photo booths there are on the bridge. There’s a lot of people walking across the bridge and one side being taken up by stalls is making it very overcrowded for walking on.

    But overall regardless of my comments it definitely is a must see!
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • James H
    19 contributions
    This bridge maybe not as iconic as Brooklyn bridge but its a very important bridge as trains go on this bridge and cars and people and cyclists so its used buy nearly every bit transportation. I walked on this bridge its far less busy the Brooklyn bridge but still has great views and is well worth walking over it.
    Written September 18, 2023
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  • R5004QWrobertb
    Brooklyn, NY33 contributions
    If you are interested in the history of New York or are a fire fighting buff this museum is a must see. With two stories full of memorabilia, artifacts, vintage equipment and information this museum takes the visitor through centuries of firefighting history and tradition. Most exhibits are self-explanatory but an audio tour is available. On-site staff were helpful, knowledgeable and eager to answer questions. A gift shop is available with books, souvenirs and items suitable for kids. Located in a great neighborhood and only a block and a half away from a Subway station the museum is also just two stops away from the 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center. Check their website for a schedule of special events and temporary exhibits.
    Written August 19, 2023
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  • ELKW
    United States11,858 contributions
    it's a beautiful bridge, it's a MUST see attraction in the Roosevelt island, worth to take a look and take some pictures
    Written July 7, 2023
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY14,921 contributions
    We crossed the GW to get to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. This was my kids first time riding over the bridge. We always take the Verrazano to the Outerbridge Crossing to Central Jersey.

    I think they were more fascinated with the city views and rock walls approaching the bridge. Never a dull moment on the GW. Always traffic!
    Written June 21, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA15,885 contributions
    We were on a long walk in Central Park and passed this very pretty bridge, a classic feature of the Park. It's on the way to Strawberry Fields.
    Written June 26, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA15,885 contributions
    One of the big bridges to Brooklyn from Manhattan, this one taking you the heart of the hipster paradise of Williamsburg. An important way to move people and traffic and the bridge has its own charm.
    Written July 2, 2023
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  • Doris B
    USA349 contributions
    I went here with a friend and we walked half-way across the bridge. There are good views of the Harlem River but it is difficult to take pictures due to the tall chain-link fencing on each side. The pavement design changes mid-way across indicating the division like between Manhattan and The Bronx. It's a good place for a walk on a nice day.
    Written May 4, 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,242 contributions
    This is a great photo opportunity and a really beautiful bridge in Central Park. November has all the beautiful colours on the trees.
    Written November 12, 2021
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  • Mark G
    Catonsville, MD3,235 contributions
    We got lucky on a Friday at 1:30pm with only a slight delay at the entrance driving thru to mid-town NYC. The Lincoln Tunnel was proposed as early as 1923, but was built in 3 stages with the 1st tube taking 4 years to complete opening in 1937. The 2nd/North tube opened in 1945 and the 3rd/South tube opened in 1957. Currently $17 with reduced EZ pass rates. Actually, a fun ride thru this old tunnel.
    Written March 31, 2023
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  • hrobinson1114
    Nashville, TN2,766 contributions
    I’ve loved this bridge ever since I first entered NYC. Maybe it’s because I also love Sydney, Australia, and I didn’t realize until recently that the Sydney Harbor Bridge is based on this bridge.

    Not only does this bridge have interesting history, but it’s rumored that after man kind collapses, this bridge will still be standing. It’s an architectural marvel. It still services Amtrak trains.

    This bridge can be accessed by two primary ways—from Astoria Park and Randall’s Island park. Randall’s island offers better photo ops and a new and beautiful walking path, but the Astoria side is pretty as well, and has easy access to the tasty ethnic eateries of Astoria. Both spots have good parking, but Randall’s Island probably offers more.

    Look this bridge up, learn about it, and go see it. It’ll be a nice day out for a walk, people watching, photo snapping.
    Written May 21, 2021
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  • neil102
    Astoria, NY7,939 contributions
    This bridge is a hidden gem if you want to connect to Wards/Randalls Island and then on to Astoria. I would recommend the walk unreservedly as it is a healthy alternative to the JFK Bridge. I do a walk every summer to get to Astoria and it is a very healthy and fun alternative for those who like scenic views of Manhattan, Queens and the Amtrak running over little
    Hell Gate. You even can connect to the Bronx.
    Written April 16, 2021
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY14,921 contributions
    I was working in Westchester County and wanted to bypass the traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway. Not the most scenic of the crossings. Crossing was much faster than the other two Bronx bound bridges.
    Written June 7, 2021
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY14,921 contributions
    It was one of those days, I had to work in Westchester. Crossing the bridge late morning, there was still traffic - crazy. Construction is still going on.
    Written August 9, 2021
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  • Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr.
    Monroe, NJ1,288 contributions
    Our GPS rerouted us down the Merritt Parkway to the Sawmill Parkway. Crossing over the bridge was easy during midday on Wednesday. Traffic was light and moved well towards the George Washington bridge. Great ride!!
    Written February 23, 2022
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