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BROOKLYN BRIDGE

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Cross the Brooklyn Bridge for fantastic views of Manhattan, especially when the buildings are illuminated.

An emblematic monument and a must-see in New York. The inhabitants of the Big Apple will even advise you to cross the bridge twice to take the best pictures, once during the day from Manhattan to Brooklyn, then a second time at night in the other direction to enjoy the incredible view of southern Manhattan. We are amazed when the buildings are illuminated...

Inaugurated in 1883 after 16 years of laborious efforts and 1,825 m long (for a time it was the longest suspension bridge in the world), did it not represent the American dream, the heroic gate to New York? Magical is this long footbridge stretched like a cathedral of ropes, an initiatory passage linking two islands. Crossing the 20 to 30 minutes at 83 m above the East River, with a breathtaking view of Manhattan's skyscrapers as a bonus, is a unique experience! If you are leaving Brooklyn in the evening - from Borough Hall (lines 2, 3, 4 and 5) and Clark Street (lines 2 and 3) - start with a walk in Brooklyn Heights along the water before crossing the bridge. The view is beautiful and the old buildings will almost make you forget that you are in New York. When walking on the bridge, be careful not to encroach on the bicycle lane, which is separate from the pedestrian lane. Accidents involving tourists stopping to take a picture are frequent. 600 workers worked on the site, which cost $15 million (the equivalent of $3.5 billion today). About ten workers died during construction, as did the architect John A. Roebling. On June 28, 1869, while working on the wharf construction site under Brooklyn Bridge, a boat docked and crushed one of his toes. The American engineer died of tetanus less than a month later, only a few months after the work began. This is his son, Washington A. Roebling, who takes over, and it is the latter's wife, Emily, who will finish the work when she had no engineering training. Washington, like many construction workers, had been paralyzed by a decompression sickness. This phenomenon of decompression, misunderstood at the time, had its origin in the foundations of the bridge piers. These foundations are 35 metres below sea level and therefore required the use of hyperbaric caissons. Workers were thus exposed for hours to pressure above atmospheric pressure and ascended to water level without any precaution and without going through decompression stops, causing nitrogen and helium bubbles to form in the blood. As this scientific phenomenon was still unexplained at the time, it is impossible to quantify the number of workers who died from this "caisson disease". Another surprising anecdote, in 2006, New York City announced that an air raid shelter had been discovered by workers on one of the bridge piers, without revealing its exact location. It was to be used in case the Cuban missile crisis escalated. Inside the shelter were newspapers from the late 1950s and early 1960s, hundreds of bottles of water, cookies and blankets, as well as a sign at the entrance where it read For use, after enemy attack.

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Run85
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Visited in november 2019
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Une splendeur architecturale
Le Brooklyn bridge est pour moi l’un des symboles les plus importants de la ville de New York ...
D’une rare beauté, ce monument regorge d’histoires !
Souvent associé aux photos urbaines de mode ou encore à certains génériques de film ou série, la vue est magnifique oùque vous soyez sûr le pont.
Accessible facilement depuis la sortie du métro, le mythe s’offre à vous et vous croiserez très certainement des runners ou cyclistes lors de votre visite.
clémentrunner
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Visited in october 2019
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Iconique
Magnifique vue sur la skyline de New York.
À faire de jour comme de nuit. Photogénique à souhait, c'est une charmante balade à faire, qui en mettra plein les yeux.
Attention à ne pas trop mordre sur la piste cyclable en période d'affluence !
fute_65053
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Visited in august 2019
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De qui faire une bonne promenade, à pied ou à vélo, avec un jolie vue !
fute_77023
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Visited in september 2019
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Un symbole
Après la Statue de la Liberté c'est un autre symbole fort de New York! Ce pont relie Manhattan à Brooklyn. Enormément de monde, à faire tôt le matin ou tard le soir
Dobbelyou
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Visited in february 2020
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a faire !
Comme indiqué dans d'autre commentaire, je confirme qu'il est preferable de s'y render assez tôt le matin pour voir le levé de soleil, profiter d'un peu de calme avant l'arrivée de la foule ! De magnifiques photos à faire !
laclairedu92@hotmail.fr
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Visited in january 2020
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A faire tôt le matin au lever du soleil afin de profiter du pont et des différentes vues : cela permet d'éviter le monde et de prendre de jolies photos.
Sens Brooklyn vers Manhattan est très agréable : permet de voir la ONE Tower dans le fond.
creusoise2376
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Visited in june 2019
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Un incontournable quand on va à New York.
Il faut absolument faire la traversée à pied, idéalement en partant de Manhattan vers Brooklyn.
Nous avons eu de la chance le soleil était au rendez-vous et il n'y avait pas trop de monde sur le pont.
oukrid
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Visited in july 2019
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Indispensable !
Après une visite des hauteurs de Brooklyn, la traversée du pont (Brooklyn Bridge) est très agréable pour revenir à pieds ou à vélo vers le cœur de Manhattan.
Albus
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Visited in january 2019
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Pont de Brooklyn
Je l’ai parcouru à 2 reprises. La 1ère fois en novembre 2017, le jour de Thanksgiving. Pas un chat, un soleil magnifique. Ça a été un moment inoubliable.
La 2ème fois en janvier 2019. Moins agréable car il y avait du brouillard mais c’etait aussi magique . C’est un passage obligé.
Ficel73
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Visited in august 2019
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Une vue imprenable
Le pont de Brooklyn est une promenade incontournable si vous allez à New York la vue y est splendide, mais il est vrai qu'il y a foule, nous nous y sommes rendus vers 10h du matin et entre les piétons et les vélos il était très difficile d'y circuler mais la vue sur l'East River y est magnifique et sur Brooklyn et Manhattan également. Un petit regret de ne pas avoir fait la traversée by night.
domdom31
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Visited in august 2019
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Emblématique
Magnifique architecture . A faire tôt le matin pour avoir moins de monde et une belle luminosité. Se traverse facilement à pied . magnifique vue sur la Skyline . A faire absolument . De belles photos en perspective.
sel75011
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Visited in september 2018
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Un pont historique et majestueux
Que vous passiez en dessous en bateau ou le traversiez à pieds dessus, le Brooklyn Bridge est un incontournable. Il relie Manhattan à Brooklyn et permet d'observer les 2 quartiers sous un autre jour. La vue est magique !
Bergère Chatô
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Visited in august 2019
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Une promenade qui vaut définitivement le détour ! Pas si long que ça, l'idéal étant de ne pas faire l'aller-retour, pour éviter la redite.
Attention, souvent bondé !
P..lo
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Visited in august 2019
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Brooklyn mon Amour
It's a wonderful experience to walk on the Brooklyn bridge from one side to the other of the East River, in a colourful crowd, taking pictures and enjoining one of the USA historic landmarks. Do not miss the explanations about the construction of the bridge and Brooklyn Heights !
PepetteEnVadrouille
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Visited in july 2019
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Sublime et incontournable
Je ne peux que vous conseiller de venir très tôt le matin pour éviter la foule. En effet, entre les piétons, vélos...ça peut vite devenir infernale.

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