• Brooklyn Bridge - New York, New York

      Brooklyn Bridge
      Photo by Peter Thody
      Built over a 13 year period by the father and son team, John and Washington Roebling. (with the invaluable support of the latter's wife Emily), the 6016-ft long Brooklyn Bridge was an incredible feat of engineering (costing the lives of many construction workers) and a quite breathtaking architectural statement. Supported by four steel cables, each 15 inches in diameter, strung across two immense neo-Gothic towers, the bridge was designed for horse-drawn traffic but was so well engineered that today it carries 6-lines of traffic between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

      If you go:
      Walk the bridge to Brooklyn, it takes about an hour and provides views you won't get anywhere else in the city.


      Between Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn Heights
      New York, New York 10038 USA

      Mailing address:
      NYC & Company
      810 Seventh Ave., 3 Floor
      New York, New York 10019 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      NYC & Company
      +1 (212) 484-1200