Manhattan Bridge52 Votes
- Address: Manhattan Bridge, New York, NY 11201, USA, New York City, United States
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
The iconic Manhattan bridge over the east river was constructed from 1901 to 1912 but was opened in 1909. The bridge is one of the three suspension bridges on the river- the others being the Brooklyn Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge.
The majestic bridge carries 7 road lanes, 4 subway tracks along with a pedestrian and bicycle pathway that cover a total length of more than 2000 meters!
The entrance of the bridge has a triumphal arc and colonnade that adds to its architecture and design and is perfect to stop by at for clicking a few picture. Like most other places in New York, the Manhattan bridge too has its own history in iconic films and novels and if you are a die hard fan of ‘Once Upon a Time in America’, ‘Batman Forever’, ‘King Kong’, ‘I Am Legend’ and other fabulous films, you will love seeing the bridge up close.
How to Reach Manhattan Bridge
- Subway/ Metro: York Street
- Bus: Gold St/Tillary St
- By Taxi
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0.15% of people who visit New York City include Manhattan Bridge in their plan
28.57% of people start their Manhattan Bridge visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Manhattan Bridge
83.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Manhattan Bridge
Manhattan Bridge Reviews & Ratings
Has a great view of Brooklyn Bridge but as others mention - walking alongside the train it is incredibly loud. If that doesn't bother you or you (like me) are determined to get some photos of the neighboring historic bridge just go for it ! And take the journey back to Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge.
Way less crowded than the Brooklyn Bridge,and offers excellent views of Chinatown,the East River,and Lower Manhattan.The bridge goes over the FDR highway,which is a nice view.See some authentic 70's-80's style New York graffiti on the Chinatown buildings and some on the bridge itself.Subway trains run almost constantly over the bridge causing plenty of noise and shaking,making it exciting.hope you don't meet up with the guy who had his large dog not on a leash on the bridge.I thought it was a stray,and I was kind of scared when it ran towards me barking threateningly.The owner called it back to him,but then it ran at me a second time.Both times I thought I was about to have a chunk of flesh taken off my leg! Other than that it was great!
Love this bridge, so much less crowded and suitable for my morning runs. It's loud and noisy from the trains overhead but not that big a deal. There is a bike lane for those who want to ride their bikes. There are no benches to sit, but I've seen people sitting along the walls towards the view. Not ideal for pictures because there's a chain link fence lining.
Beautiful views of both the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Bring your camera. I lived in a high rise apartment nearby and was lucky to be able to have views of uptown and downtown New York. The downtown view was of the two bridges and the east river. I still appreciate the view when I return to visit family. You are not far from Wall Street's dining and taverns and you within walking distance of the South Street Seaport, the Staten Island Ferry, and a lot of history. You need to visit, just to see the views. You can also walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and visit Francis Tavern. You can take them off your bucket list. Bring comfortable walking shoes.
Honestly prefer Manhattan Bridge over Brooklyn. Much less crowded, great for a jog or bike ride. It is a bit noisy with the train running next to you, but the views in my opinion beat Brooklyn Bridge (BB). From here you can see the DUMBO area, the BB from afar and the FDR as you land into Chinatown. Lovely place for sunsets.