Attractions in Brooklyn, New York
If your visiting the Brooklyn area, then visiting the Brooklyn Bridge is a must to add to your to do list.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.
Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in a January 25, 1867 letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle,and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since its opening, it has become an iconic part of the New York skyline. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is now a reality
and the beginnings have already become a treasured urban oasis. Offering spectacular views of downtown Manhattan and the New York Harbor, Pier 1, Pier 6, the Brooklyn Bridge Park "Main Street lot," and Empire-Fulton Ferry section of the park have attracted thousands of visitors. These park sections are the setting for our programs and events, as well as picnics, ball play, daydreaming and much more.
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1 Main st
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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