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Manhattan Bridge

South Street and FDR Drive, New York City, NY 10002
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This major bridge opened in 1909 linking Brooklyn and Manhattan.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“dumbo area” (4 reviews)
“great walk” (16 reviews)
South Street and FDR Drive, New York City, NY 10002
Lower East Side
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Manhattan Bridge is not that popular with New Yorkers and visitors alike. It was completed in 1909 under the supervision of chief engineer Leon Moisseiff. This bridge was the country's first modern suspension bridge which spans from Canal Street in Chinatown to Flatbush in Brooklyn....More

Thank Gaetano A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Though the city of New York has so many bridges, this one is very special. A trip to this bridge is generally a must do activity while visiting New York. We drove over the bridge from the Manhattan side to Brooklyn. We were lucky that...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always wanted to see the Manhattan Bridge and finally got there. Took the iconic picture from DUMBO. Love the bridge.

Thank nzwestie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has to be seen and is parallel to the Brooklyn Bridge, seeing them both side by side was incredible the gap between suddenly looked smaller and two very different structures.

Thank mitzi8s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked over the Brooklyn Bridge (which was good, but really packed). So we walked back over the Manhattan Bridge and what a difference...a better difference. There were no crowds, and it was such a peaceful, enjoyable walk. So many great photos. And I think...More

Thank Alison K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really a great site to see. Capture a photo from DUMBO on Washington street. if you look really close you will be able to see the Empire State Building

Thank yayaplusme
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Major bridge linking Brooklyn and Manhattan. Practical way to get across the East River. Important, but not beautiful.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Since construction on the Manhattan Bridge began in 1901, the bridge’s Brooklyn-side tower has been beautifully framed by the brick warehouses on Washington Street in DUMBO. FYI, DUMBO stands for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”. Standing in the middle of Washington Street to snap...More

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 12 August 2017

It is a great walk, especially if you want to cross a bridge avoided crowds. Compared to the Brooklyn Bridge, this bridge is less known and just different!

Thank Chloe B
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Manhattan Bridge is in itself an impressive piece of architecture, but the most exciting part of visiting it is the stunning views of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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