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Brooklyn Bridge Walk

EASY 26 reviews

Brooklyn Bridge Walk is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Brooklyn, New York that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

trail running

walking

river

This is a fun and scenic walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn across one of the country's most famous bridges. This can be a crowded or mellow stroll across the East River. Drink vendors line the bridge, which can be helpful in warm, humid weather. To your right, you can spy the Statue of Liberty in the distance, along with dozens of boats and helicopters. To your left is the Manhattan Bridge. Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was originally designed by German civil engineer John Augustus Roebling. The bridge's construction became a family affair, when Roebling fell ill and enlisted his adult son, Washington, to lead the project. Not long after Washington assumed the charge of the bridge did he also need to pass the baton after he suffered permanent physical damage while working in the sealed underwater foundations for the two towers (an ailment known as caisson disease, decompression sickness or more commonly "the bends"). Washington put his wife Emily in charge, and for more than a decade she managed the day-to-day operations of the bridge construction, bringing instructions from her bed-ridden husband to the job site and updates back to him. She became highly knowledgable about the engineering intricacies of the bridge, impressing politicians and other engineers with her capabilities and leadership. In the official opening ceremony, on May 24, 1883, Emily was the first person to cross the bridge.

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29 days ago

just dobt like hights and the fact it could fall at any moment so ya...

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6 months ago

A fun walk with some nice scenery. Great exercise with some additional walking opportunity's on either side.

mountain biking
6 months ago

awesome ride on the bridge!

walking
7 months ago

Iconic thing to do when in NYC. We walked from Brooklyn towards Manhattan so we could see Manhattan as we crossed the bridge. Very busy with lots of people and bikes.

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7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

My wife and I did this walk for my birthday...this was one of many activities that she had planned for me. The walk offers great views and the bridge is very unique in its architecture. BE CAREFUL...the bikers seem like they don't want to share and the travel way too fast :)

11 months ago

Wednesday, August 24, 2016