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The Brooklyn Bridge, built by two great cities to link together without the forces of nature posing any sort of obstacle. The Eighth Wonder of the World, the bridges is the pinnacle of late 19th century engineering and design. The story behind the effort to build this bridge is one of the greatest stories of perseverance and sacrifice ever to come out of New York.
We will meet in front of the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, at the intersection of Chambers Street and Centre Street. We will discuss the history of the bridge, get an over view of the history of where we are and then proceed on to the bridge. We will stop for photo ops at various points on the way. We will then tour a bit of DUMBO at the Brooklyn end of the bridge.
We will end at the Fulton Ferry landing in Brooklyn Bridge park. There are several food choices (from Grimaldi's Pizza to the River Cafe), the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory as well as spectacular views of the bridge and lower Manhattan.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet in front of the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, at the intersection of Chambers Street and Centre Street. This site is close to several subway lines.
End location: Fulton Landing in Brooklyn Bridge park. This site is close to a couple of New York City subway lines, as well as a plethora of food and dining options.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Weather, number of people on the bridge, how fast a group moves or unforeseen events (movie shoot / construction project) can effect the length of the tour.
Walking. The bridge has an arc to it. There is some up hill walking, then down hill once passed the middle of the bridge. To get to the subway lines after Fulton Landing there is some walking to do and it is up hill.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - This is an estimate. the costs of getting to the meet location, getting back from Brooklyn would be more than covered for 2 people by this monetary amount.
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Very well documented tour with many historic and architectural details. Highly recommended.