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Williamsburg Bridge

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Address: Brooklyn to Manhattan lower East Side, New York City, NY
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We walked over this bridge. Nice walk and view of the East River. Lovely looking structure though there is a lot of graffiti on the path. Great structure

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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked over this bridge. Nice walk and view of the East River. Lovely looking structure though there is a lot of graffiti on the path. Great structure

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Certainly less crowded than the Brooklyn Bridge but this Bridge doesn't have as good of view, as you need to look through fences. Sure you see stuff but it's real difficult to get a good photo. Fully marked walking and bike paths keep everyone more organized and safer. The Manhattan approach for walking and biking is much easier than the... More 

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Thetford, Vermont
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Everyone walks across the Brooklyn Bridge, but the Williamsburg Bridge shouldn’t be forgotten. It’s a beautiful walk, especially ask dusk with the sun setting out behind the Statue Of Liberty. It offers great views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the other bridges that connect the two. Check it out!

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

BMW is a useful way to remember the order of the three bridges -- from south to north, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg. The Williamsburg is very useful depending on where you want to travel in Brooklyn or Queens -- at least for walkers like me. My meandering today took me over it in perfect fall weather. A real joy and bracing... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Took a boat tour and saw this bridge. Awesome views. Would love to see it next time from the top down!

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Wow! what a nice surprise and a RUSH! We walked the Brooklyn Bridge over (to Brooklyn) and The Wburg back. While the BB is awesome it is also "touristy". The Wburg bridge is the REAL NY. what a show - bikers, chararcters, graffiti, and at least one skateboard dude who needs to turn pro yesterday. A spaghetti bowl of steel... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed romantically walking on the bridge in the afternoon. Nice view. Chilly breeze. God's nature!

Thank MisterMoe87
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

personally I like this bridge much better than the brooklyn. much less crowded. nice walk. nice to bike

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I crossed this bridge by bike coming from Williamburg going into Manhattan. Probably the easiest way to cross East River by bike. Less crowded then Brooklyn Bridge and a lot more people friendly then the Queensboro Bridge. The bike lanes are constructed above the main road which makes the traffic less intimidating.

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Eastern PA
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We walked across this 7,308 foot bridge at 10 AM on a Saturday and while there were joggers and other pedestrians, it was not all that crowded. I was contemplating renting a bike to go across, but my son who bikes over this bridge to work informed me that there is an incline and with my knee injury walking may... More 

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