Brooklyn Bridge at daytime with Manhattan skyline

Brooklyn Bridge

Updated by Pat Dorri on February 22 2024

Iconic Landmark and Engineering Marvel.

Address: Connects Lower Manhattan at Park Row with Brooklyn Heights, New York City, NY.

Brooklyn Bridge at night
No trip to New York is complete without a photo of this beautiful landmark.

💲 Free to visit

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ No Cafe on the bridge, but nearby options in Manhattan and Brooklyn

🚽 Public Restrooms in nearby parks and facilities

Where can I find Brooklyn Bridge?

You can find Brooklyn Bridge spanning the East River.

Why should I visit Brooklyn Bridge?

Brooklyn Bridge is a historic and architectural marvel, with breath taking views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

What are the opening hours at Brooklyn Bridge?

General opening hours

Monday - Open 24 hours

Tuesday - Open 24 hours

Wednesday - Open 24 hours

Thursday - Open 24 hours

Friday - Open 24 hours

Saturday - Open 24 hours

Sunday - Open 24 hours

The pedestrian walkway provides a safe path for walkers and cyclists throughout the year.

Closures and holidays

Brooklyn Bridge is open year-round, although it occasionally closes for official events or maintenance.

It's worth checking the official website before you visit.

Woman sitting on Brooklyn Heights Promenade looking at the Manhattan Skyline
Enjoy the beautiful views from Brooklyn Heights.

Where should I park when visiting Brooklyn Bridge?

Parking is limited, so consider nearby parking garages in Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn Heights.

Is Brooklyn Bridge accessible by public transportation?

Brooklyn Bridge is accessible by multiple subway lines to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station in Manhattan or High Street-Brooklyn Bridge Station in Brooklyn.

When is the best time to visit Brooklyn Bridge?

Visit early morning or late evening and you can expect fewer crowds. Head here later in day still, and sunset offers a stunning view.

What are the best things to see near Brooklyn Bridge?

Within a short distance of Brooklyn Bridge there are great places to visit.

  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade - Offers stunning views of Manhattan and the bridge.
  • South Street Seaport - A historic area with shopping, dining, and cultural events.
  • Wall Street - The heart of the financial district, with landmarks like the New York Stock Exchange.
People walking along South Street Seaport
Do you have time to fit in a bit of shopping at South Street Seaport?.
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Common questions about Brooklyn Bridge

A visit to Brooklyn Bridge promises a memorable trip across an iconic, historic, structure, with stunning views of the New York City skyline. Here is what else you can expect to find.

Is Brooklyn Bridge accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway is accessible for wheelchair users.

Is Brooklyn Bridge free to enter?

✔️ Yes, there is no charge to walk or cycle across Brooklyn Bridge.

Is Brooklyn Bridge pet-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Brooklyn Bridge is pet-friendly, however dogs should be kept on a leash.

Is Brooklyn Bridge child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Brooklyn Bridge is child-friendly.

Is Brooklyn Bridge a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Brooklyn Bridge is open year-round, offering different experiences in each season.

Are refreshments available at Brooklyn Bridge?

❌ No, there are no refreshments available along Brooklyn Bridge. However there are options at either end of the bridge.

Are there restrooms at Brooklyn Bridge?

❌ No, there are no public restrooms on Brooklyn Bridge, but facilities are available in nearby parks and buildings.

What else is useful to know before I visit Brooklyn Bridge?

The bridge can be crowded, and it is a particularly popular spot for photographers at dawn and sunset.
The famous bridge at sunset with the sky in the distance
Join the other photographers will some sunset images of this iconic bridge
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Where to stay near Brooklyn Bridge?

There are plenty of great hotel options near Brooklyn Bridge, whatever your budget.