Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rent, New York City

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The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City. It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, spanning the East River. The Brooklyn Bridge has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m) and a deck height of 127 ft (38.7 m) above Mean High Water. It is one of the oldest roadway bridges in the United States and was the world's first steel-wire suspension bridge, as well as the first fixed crossing across the East River. The span was originally called the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and the East River Bridge, but was officially renamed the Brooklyn Bridge in 1915.


Proposals for a bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn were first made in the early 19th century. These plans eventually led to the construction of the current span, designed by Washington Roebling. While construction started in 1870, numerous controversies and the novelty of the construction process caused the work to be prolonged over thirteen years, and the bridge opened on May 24, 1883. Over the years, the Brooklyn Bridge has undergone several reconfigurations, having carried horse-drawn vehicles and elevated railway lines until 1950. To alleviate increasing traffic flows, numerous bridges and tunnels were built to the north and south. Following gradual deterioration, the Brooklyn Bridge was renovated several times, with major renovations in the 1950s, 1980s, and 2010s.


The Brooklyn Bridge is the southernmost of four toll-free vehicular bridges connecting Manhattan Island and Long Island, with the Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Queensboro Bridges to the north. Only vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic traffic are permitted, with commercial vehicles being banned. A major tourist attraction since its opening, the Brooklyn Bridge has become an icon of New York City. Over the years, the bridge has been used as the location of various stunts and performances, as well as several crimes and attacks. The Brooklyn Bridge was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1972. The Brooklyn Bridge is also a New York City designated landmark.
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  • Rented the bikes early. Rode over the bridge about 815am to avoid the crowds of mouthbreeding tourists. Took some pictures at each tower and rode back.  more »
  • I bought the New York Pass and this was one of the Things To Do on it I went on the Sunday morning to do the guided tour and as I was the only one on it I got a one to one service Manny was my guide.....  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic experience! Booking with this company was extremely easy. Upon arrival we were greeted at the door by two friendly employees who had us sign waivers. They then directed us to the front where we got our bikes. Our tour was very fun. I highly recommend it for a bike rent in New York City
  • The girl was having a hangover and totally uninterested. The guy was playing with his phone, he better check the bikes. (Gears not working properly) Tip: Reserve the bike via your phone instead of just walk in and pay the list price.

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