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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)
star-4.5
$45.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Best way to see NYC - Ride a bike with Eddie
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.
Fred_F, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

star-5
Fun time at the Brooklyn Bridge!
THERESA_N, Nov 2021
Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
Our tour guide, Ed Rothstein, shared so much history about the Brooklyn Bridge and the surrounding city. I would highly recommend this trip, Ed and this tour company. Fun day!!
star-5
The most memorable experience of NYC
Cindy_C, Oct 2021
Private Guided Walking Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO
We had a fantastic time on this tour of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO. Our tour guide Gary was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor making our time enjoyable. I’d recommend this tour for a fantastic time!
star-5
Great tour with guide Eddie
Mark_S, Oct 2021
New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
Enjoyed the great photo opps at DUMBO and by the Brooklyn Bridge. Eddie gave an outstanding tour. Cycling over the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges was an adventure.
star-4
New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
Whitney_M, Oct 2021
New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
We arrived 30 minutes early before our reservation time which is a must for check in, waiver forms and safety protocols. The staff was friendly and professional. The ride was very smooth and great pilot as he gave us history about the boroughs.
star-5
Absolutely worth the money!
Andrew_H, Nov 2021
Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge Boat Tour
It was a surprising plus to get some cool history facts along the tour. Tour guide was super awesome! Very very worth it
star-5
Highlight of our vacation
Heather_K, Nov 2021
New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
Alex was an amazing guide! So informative and really brought the history of the city to life. And he had so many suggestions of things to do while we were in the city. We did this tour on Halloween in early evening time, so it was even cooler to see all of the trick or treaters as we biked throughout Brooklyn. Hands down the best tour I’ve ever been on, and the highlight of our vacation. Make sure to include this with your NY trip. Thank you so much for such an amazing time :)
star-5
Great morning ride with...
Michael_P, Nov 2021
New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
Great morning ride with Luis Experienced. Knowledgeable and very safe. Would do again Went with couples and they got engaged
star-5
Great Day
Keith_F, Oct 2021
Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour
Scott was great. He really made it a fun day for us. We were impressed with his knowledge of the area and he took time to talk about the things that were most interesting to us. We saw some incredible places throughout the day. We highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Spectacular view and ride
Lulzime_A, Oct 2021
Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge Boat Tour
Magnificent views and informative captain. Fun and comfortable boat ride. Great family experience!! Will go again!
star-5
Unique way to see NYC - take a bike tour!
Monica_K, Sep 2021
New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)
The most memorable part of the bike tour was going through the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and riding across the Brooklyn Bridge.
star-5
Great way to learn and have fun!
Betsy_W, Aug 2021
Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
Lots of fun and great historical stories! I really enjoyed seeing and learning about the history of NY. Thanks so much!
star-5
Amazing tour
Silvia_R, Aug 2021
NYC Night Bus Tour, from Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge
Yes its true you have to wait in a Long line but when its your turn to go on you forget about everything! its an amazing trip with highlights of the city overall a 10 👌

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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