Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Brooklyn Bridge

This past September, I was able to check-off, one of the items on my "bucket list" and it is walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.  I've seen it in newspaper articles, television shows, movies, like "Sex and the City #1" when Miranda and Steve meet halfway....ahhhhhh, so romantic.  So since I was already at the Brooklyn Museum, I thought I would do the whole shabang - so we did!

Here are some interesting facts of the Brooklyn Bridge from Wikipedia -
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.
Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in a January 25, 1867 letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle,[5] and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since its opening, it has become an iconic part of the New York skyline. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964[4][6][7] and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.[8]

Please enjoy my pictures from my iPhone:

This is the beginning of the walkway to the bridge - don't turn around & head back, because there will be a time when you'll say to yourself or your companion, "where the hell is the bridge and will those f--kin' bikers just slow down!".

The bridge is under repair, but it is still a wonderful experience and all worth it!

My niece who has lived in New York City for over 10 years, never walked over the Brooklyn Bridge and this was her first time too.

The Statue of Liberty in the distance.


East Downtown

One of those BIKERS - oh wait, this one is kinda cute!