Manhattan Bridge

Bridge, Scenic Lookout
Manhattan Bridge
New York, NY 10002


  • 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 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.
  • Great views on the d train!
  • 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.
  • Commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan (or vice versa)? Go by bike for an easy way to add more physical activity to your daily routine. There's convenient stations on both sides of Manhattan Bridge.

Nearby places

Brooklyn Bridge
Furman St (Plymouth St)
620 Atlantic Ave (at Flatbush Ave)