The iconic Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges still in use today. It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning almost 6,000 feet over the East River. Known for its stone arches, the Brooklyn Bridge supports six lanes of vehicles and a shared pedestrian-bicycle path. An average of over 116,000 vehicles, 30,000 pedestrians and 3,000 cyclists travel across the Brooklyn Bridge each day (data as of 2018).
Completed in 1883, Brooklyn Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.