Manhattan Bridge

Row 1

Manhattan Bridge
New York, NY 10002

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  • You're on a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark!
  • Construction on the Manhattan Bridge began in 1896. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world!
  • Did you know? The Manhattan Bridge was the first suspension bridge built on deflection theory. It opened to traffic on December 31, 1909.
  • Not nearly as "beautiful" as its sibling, The Brooklyn Bridge, this piece of infrastructure gets the job done, which is to help convey you across a deadly river, so stop yer bitchin!
  • Don't check in and drive, it's dangerous!
  • The B, D, N, and Q subways all cross the Manhattan Bridge - enjoy the above-ground cell service while you have it!
  • Don't die. Also, never stop driving. Also, don't die.
  • Runners: go here to hill sprint.. oh and check out the view while you're at it.
  • If you're on the B/D/Q headed into the city, take a look out of the right side of the train 20 sec before getting on the bridge. Graffiti + tunnel poles = awesome flipbook art
  • Great views on the d train!
  • Great dedicated west & east bike lane on the north side of the bridge is much better than the Brooklyn bridge for fast rides and no chance for taking out a pedestrian.
  • Make NYC Your Gym on your lunch hour by visiting the Manhattan Bridge! Take a brisk 1.3 mi walk for some mid-day physical activity. More on Making NYC Your Gym:
  • Best view of Downtown Manhattan is at night, but nothing compared to the view from the Brooklyn Bridge
  • In the early 1990s, a shantytown called "The Hill" was parked on the Manhattan side of the span. Imagine that.
  • The city is gorgeous from the bridge.
  • These are the things you have to enjoy... one of the best views in the world by riding the subway.
  • Cell service on your B D N or Q subway ride!
  • To remember the lower Manhattan bridge order, remember BMW - Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg.
  • Its real nice to walk at nights.