Whether you’re a visitor to or a resident of Brooklyn, you’ve probably seen the Brooklyn Bridge in numerous TV shows or movies. As one of the most iconic sights for greater New York City, the Brooklyn Bridge is definitely something that you should see and cross at least once in your life. And at Brooklyn Bike Tours, we offer access to this amazing bridge on all of our Brooklyn Bridge bike tours.
The History of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge initially was started in 1869 but not completed until 1883. It was originally known as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge. For many years, carriages and trains crossed this bridge, but as transportation methods advanced and changed, the bridge became used for cars, pedestrians, and cyclists. The Brooklyn Bridge is both a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
The Appeal of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge continues to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in greater New York City. Here’s why:
- It offers gorgeous, expansive views of the East River, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, as well as famous landmarks such as the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and Statue of Liberty.
- It’s a marvel of architecture itself, with long steel cables and impressive granite towers.
- It has several historic plaques and stopping places where you can learn more about its history and importance.
When you ride with Brooklyn Bike Tours, we’ll help you navigate this iconic bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge has various dedicated biking lanes, and you can enjoy the views, weather, and bridge itself as you cruise with us. If you want to take pictures or explore, we allow plenty of time for that.
Whatever tour you take and whatever level of cyclist you are, come enjoy the Brooklyn Bridge with us on one of our many bike tours. We’ll help you learn about, navigate, and appreciate this iconic piece of Brooklyn architecture and scenery.
Call us today at 917-251-3549 or book a tour with us.