Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is a right of passage in New York City. It is something that is almost all New Yorkers do at some point. On a recent early fall afternoon, I took the opportunity to enjoy the experience again.
The thing about the Brooklyn Bridge is that it is beautiful. It would be worth walking across even if it didn’t also offer great views of lower Manhattan and New York Harbor. It is the only major bridge in the city built before the use of steel construction techniques. Its stone support towers are unique in New York, and they are gorgeous. Adding to that is the spider-web design of the support cables and you have, in my opinion, the most striking bridge in the world.
|Approaching the bridge from the Manhattan side|South Street and Lower Manhattan
|A Rooftop Wedding|
|The old Fulton Fish Market|
Nuts and Bolts:
The easiest access to the bridge is from the Manhattan side. Take the #4, 5 or 6 train to City Hall.
I have lived in NYC my entire life and never walked this amazing bridge. I've driven it, seen it many times in the backdrop of my travels. But never walked it. I look forward to doing so after this terrible pandemic. This health disaster has taught me to see differently and value those things I took for granted for most of my life.ReplyDelete