Brooklyn Bridge

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New York, NYShow map

New York, NYShow map

Overview

The Brooklyn Bridge is a must-see for any tourist visiting New York, and shouldn’t be missed during your trip. Enjoy a self-guided visit to the bridge to see the sights of New York from a different angle. The Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. It was built in 1883 and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964. It has 2 large arches, with the bridge held in suspension by long cables. Tourists flock to the bridge every day to admire the panoramic views across New York City, and to pose for photos under the iconic arches of the bridge. There are pedestrian lanes across the bridge, and it takes approximately 30 minutes to cross the bridge on foot. The Brooklyn Bridge is accessible for wheelchair users, with wheelchair-accessible entrances to the bridge on Centre Street on the Manhattan side and on Tillary or Adams Street from the Brooklyn side. There is an incline to get up to the bridge, but it is quite gentle and shouldn’t drain the batteries of motorized wheelchairs. The pedestrian lane is smooth, but be aware of passing cyclists in the nearby cycle lane. It is recommended to cross the bridge very early as it can become extremely crowded during the day time, with a heavy flow of traffic until approximately 11 PM.

Detailed information

Bathroom available
No

Guaranteed accessibility features

  • Accessible free entrance

Know before you go

What is included

  • Free entrance

What is not included

  • Tour Guides

  • Assistants

  • Equipment rental

  • Accessible transportation

  • Insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Tourist city taxes

Location

New York, NY, USA

Location

New York, NY, USA

Free admission

Frequently asked questions

The tours we offer are designed to accommodate all kind of disabilities. Our travel experts can help you find the right tour to meet your accessibility needs.

The Brooklyn Bridge is 1825 meters (5,989 feet) long from one end to the other, but the river span is 486 meters (1,595 feet). The pedestrian walkway across the bridge is slightly over 1.6 km (1.1 miles) long.

It takes about 30 minutes to walk across the bridge at a steady pace, and 45-60 minutes if you stop to take photos and admire the views.

Fulton Street Station is 400 metres (0.3 miles) away, on the Manhattan side, and is served by Lines 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J and Z. Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall Station is 600 metres (0.4 miles) away, on the Manhattan side, and is served by Lines 4, 5, 6 and <6>. Jay Street – MetroTech Station is 1.2 km (0.8 miles) away on the Brooklyn side, and is served by Lines A, C, F, N and R.