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Manhattan Bridge

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: South Street and FDR Drive, New York City, NY 10002

This major bridge opened in 1909 linking Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Nice looking bridge

Saw on three visits to NY. Once while on a harbour cruise. The other while walking the Brooklyn bridge in July 2009. Last in May 2010. Very nice looking bridge along with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saw on three visits to NY. Once while on a harbour cruise. The other while walking the Brooklyn bridge in July 2009. Last in May 2010. Very nice looking bridge along with George Washington bridge, and Brooklyn bridge. All are over the Hudson River and have the same cable style.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best View of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan. Take great photos of the Brooklyn Bridge with Manhattan behind it. Walking across the Manhattan Bridge will include the subway passing by right next to you so it will be loud. If you start on the Brooklyn side the pedestrian entrance can be difficult to find. On the Manhattan side you must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Taking a walk on the Manhattan Bridge is a treat. It's a great walk, with beautiful views of NYC, and the Brooklyn Bridge. If you start out in Manhattan, you enter the bridge by Chinatown. It's close to a mile walk. And once you reach the other side, you can have a nice meal in one of the restaurants in... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

fantastic bridge in manhattan. you must visit this bridge in new york. the best view is from the cruise on hudson river.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Manhattan Bridge is much less famous and popular than the Brooklyn Bridge to the south, but has many fascinating details, not least of which it can now be crossed on foot. Robert Moses removed Miss Brooklyn and Miss Manhattan from the Brooklyn approaches, and the originals are still on display at the Brooklyn Museum. But two replicas now appear... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a standout looking across Manhattan. Driving Across it gives you a different feeling and a joy . Must do

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Astoria, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps because it was a weekend, there was not much traffic, but when we drove over it the east rivers views don't offer that much of a spectacular view compared to other bridges further north. So I would say, as I did, go over it when you really need to go to Brooklyn by car. Otherwise take the subway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see it but really I thought the best thing was the views of New York it afforded. Not sure it is worth walking across as some suggested. Obviously best in sunny weather!

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a Christmas Day treat! We walked across the bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn and enjoyed a beautiful view of the river.

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westfield, nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk across for a great view! Not as famous as the nearby Brooklyn Bridge, or as majestic, but well worth a visit.

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