We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Bridges are annoying”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Queensboro Bridge

Queensboro Bridge
Book In Advance
More Info
$99.00*
and up
New York Cultural Bike Tour
Ranked #168 of 1,080 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bridges are annoying”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

But they get you to your destination, on the Queens side its a pain in the neck but once in Manhattan and off 3rd avenue its a breeze. Nothing special I can say about it.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Tanya R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

201 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    75
    71
    40
    13
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
rome, italy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“59 Street Bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

This bridge is the gateway to Long Island City Queens. A neighborhood rich in history and infested with the new wave of artists from filmmakers to painters. From cafes to Gasrto Pubs you will find tasty treats. I recommend Open Door on 50th ave and Vernon Blvd. Great Craft beers and Tapas for a very reasonable price.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank indiegemsfilms
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1,246 reviews
727 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 786 helpful votes
“Very quaint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Lovely old lady. Iron bridge which looks great during the day or at night with all her lights on. New York has many bridges and tunnels and this is one of her many lovely bridges.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Tweetcoz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northport, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great for Bikers to get into Manhattan - not the best destination”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

If you want to get into Manhattan from Long Island on a bicycle - this is the way to go. A full lane split from the traffic and a network of bike paths to get to it. Watch out, it is a bit of a hill. As a bike commuter I love it. As a tourist destination I don't think it rates. Go to the Brooklyn Bridge instead.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank Arch C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York
Level Contributor
219 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Wanna buy a bridge? Seriously... it's a bridge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Probably the most mundane roadway/bridge in New York (excluding the Cross-Bronx Expressway & LIE). Nice photo here, but it pales in comparison to the George Washington Bridge, Verrazano, or Triboro, all of which offer beautiful views (hopefully other than huge traffic jams). To be fair, the "59th St. Bridge" is both popular (and variably maintained) because it's one of the few free interior crossings. Beloved by truckers and those wishing to save the toll fare. But it spans from industrial nowhere-ville Queens to the far East-side of midtown Manhattan, very utilitarian but not aesthetic. Although it is a suspension bridge and there's a nice view sometimes, on a clear night. But it's far nicer on the Triboro (now renamed) and this is perhaps one of NY's most worn-out bridge structures. I can't fathom any reason to seek it out, other than saving the cost of a toll.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank drmikenyc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Queensboro Bridge also viewed

 

Been to Queensboro Bridge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing