Bridges in New York City

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  • Velox
    Velox171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge is something every visitor to NYC should do. The bridge itself seems to exude the confidence of NYC - even in the rain. Walking north - south means you're pretty soon in Dumbo which itself is worth the visit, so if you're travelling to Dumbo, give yourself a treat and walk the bridge/
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Bullmastiffmom2max
    New York City, NY202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience when in nyc. Definitely not as busy or touristy as the Brooklyn bridge, but it’s a nice enjoyable walk. Be prepared; however for the pretty much constant noise of the trains passing.
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY16,163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We crossed the bridge on a Sunday afternoon. There was a small amount of traffic but nothing crazy. Going home in the opposite direction, it took about twenty minutes to cross. Nothing out of the ordinary.
    Written 10 January 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN4,994 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and much photographed bridge in Central Park. Built in 1862, this Victorian-era bridge is the second oldest cast iron bridge in the United States. It has been included in countless films and the image of rowboats passing underneath on The Lake is so serene.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY16,163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We crossed the GW to get to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. This was my kids first time riding over the bridge. We always take the Verrazano to the Outerbridge Crossing to Central Jersey.

    I think they were more fascinated with the city views and rock walls approaching the bridge. Never a dull moment on the GW. Always traffic!
    Written 21 June 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,128 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the big bridges to Brooklyn from Manhattan, this one taking you the heart of the hipster paradise of Williamsburg. An important way to move people and traffic and the bridge has its own charm.
    Written 2 July 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia48,801 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful stone bridge, Gapstow Bridge is a lovely feature in New York's Central Park. It was built in 1896! It's also a spot where many movies have used the bridge as a film set. It is a great location for some wonderful photo opportunities.
    Written 17 November 2023
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  • Doris B
    USA314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went here with a friend and we walked half-way across the bridge. There are good views of the Harlem River but it is difficult to take pictures due to the tall chain-link fencing on each side. The pavement design changes mid-way across indicating the division like between Manhattan and The Bronx. It's a good place for a walk on a nice day.
    Written 4 May 2023
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  • Mark G
    Catonsville, MD3,250 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We got lucky on a Friday at 1:30pm with only a slight delay at the entrance driving thru to mid-town NYC. The Lincoln Tunnel was proposed as early as 1923, but was built in 3 stages with the 1st tube taking 4 years to complete opening in 1937. The 2nd/North tube opened in 1945 and the 3rd/South tube opened in 1957. Currently $17 with reduced EZ pass rates. Actually, a fun ride thru this old tunnel.
    Written 31 March 2023
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  • Ilanfreedman
    New York, New York307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Wards Island Pedestrian Bridge can be seen from the F.D.R. Drive, going in both directions. It occasionally raises to let a ship pass under.
    Written 11 October 2023
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  • hrobinson1114
    Nashville, TN5,826 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ve loved this bridge ever since I first entered NYC. Maybe it’s because I also love Sydney, Australia, and I didn’t realize until recently that the Sydney Harbor Bridge is based on this bridge.

    Not only does this bridge have interesting history, but it’s rumored that after man kind collapses, this bridge will still be standing. It’s an architectural marvel. It still services Amtrak trains.

    This bridge can be accessed by two primary ways—from Astoria Park and Randall’s Island park. Randall’s island offers better photo ops and a new and beautiful walking path, but the Astoria side is pretty as well, and has easy access to the tasty ethnic eateries of Astoria. Both spots have good parking, but Randall’s Island probably offers more.

    Look this bridge up, learn about it, and go see it. It’ll be a nice day out for a walk, people watching, photo snapping.
    Written 21 May 2021
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY16,163 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was working in Westchester County and wanted to bypass the traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway. Not the most scenic of the crossings. Crossing was much faster than the other two Bronx bound bridges.
    Written 7 June 2021
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY16,163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was one of those days, I had to work in Westchester. Crossing the bridge late morning, there was still traffic - crazy. Construction is still going on.
    Written 9 August 2021
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  • The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
    Long Island, NY16,163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tunnel is the most direct route to midtown. On the other hand frugal guys like myself bypass the tunnel by getting off the Long Island Expressway @ Van Dam Street. Then take the local streets and cross the Queensboro Bridge to avoid the toll at the tunnel.

    I use the tunnel as an early morning route, when my Jersey meetings are early. The tunnel is in great shape for it's age. When traveling from Long Island to West New York, NJ - you start on the Expressway, go through the QM tunnel, stay on 34th Street to the Lincoln Tunnel, and you're in Weehauken, NJ. Straight shot from Long Island to New Jersey.
    Written 23 April 2020
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  • Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr.
    Monroe, NJ2,018 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our GPS rerouted us down the Merritt Parkway to the Sawmill Parkway. Crossing over the bridge was easy during midday on Wednesday. Traffic was light and moved well towards the George Washington bridge. Great ride!!
    Written 23 February 2022
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