After finding a fantastic deal on flights some friends and I ended up in New York for a long weekend in December. The plan was to see the christmas lights but of course we could not pass up all the things that New York has to offer. Touring the city and meeting some amazing people, and even having some weirdness in what I call the inter-dimensional bar, if you know me you just have to ask what this is about and I will share with you the fantastic story.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City, spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first fixed crossing of the East River. It was also the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its opening, with a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m) and a deck 127 ft (38.7 m) above mean high water. The span was originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge or the East River Bridge but was officially renamed the Brooklyn Bridge in 1915.
It was a cold winters afternoon that we found ourselves in Brooklyn. We worked ourselves over to the bridge to cross back into Manhattan on our way to the financial district. This being New York pre-pandemic there was no shortage of people doing the same.
The bridges walkway always seems odd to me being a wooden deck, now this being the 4th or 5th time crossing I have grown accustomed to it, but still find it off never the less. You are elevated over the traffic so you see the cars traveling below you and feel the vibrations when bigger vehicles pass by.
The bridge does give you some fantastic unobstructed views of the city as you cross over the river. Sadly with the light turning to dusk and the grayness of the sky I did not get any great pictures that truly stand out to me like some, but being there and having the memory is still a great thing.
I do hope everyone enjoys the pictures.