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Manhattan Bridge
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Recognizable from numerous movies, and an essential piece of the New York skyline, this bridge is much more than a mere point of crossing.

Whether you begin in Brooklyn or Manhattan, crossing the Manhattan Bridge is always an impressive sight. During the day, the unmistakable New York City skyline gleams with skyscrapers. Even late at night, the stretch of lights in both directions reminds you why New York is called “the city that never sleeps.” Cross this bridge for its magnificent views, and remember to get your own picture of the scene found on many postcards.

Completed in 1910, the Manhattan Bridge is one of three iconic bridges that crosses the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was the first to employ several technologies now standard in the construction of long-span bridges. Marvel at this feat of engineering that has become a classic part of the New York skyline.

Traverse the bridge on foot, on bike, in a car or on a train. Crossing on foot will allow you the chance to pick a spot and take a photograph. Many people also use the bridge for their runs. Rise early and take the F train to York Street in Brooklyn or the 6 to Canal Street. Enjoy the brilliant sunrise over Brooklyn.

If you are in a hurry, a less expensive option than driving or taking a cab is to take a train across the bridge. Make sure you get a seat next to a south-facing window, looking out on the Statue of Liberty and Downtown. To enjoy this view if you are coming from Manhattan, sit on the right side. If you are coming from Brooklyn you want to be on the left.

Something that you can only see on foot or in a car, however, is the grand colonnade that marks the front of the island entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Appreciate the Charles Rumsey frieze spanning the arch and see why this part of the bridge has been designated a New York City landmark.

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