New York City (NYC) | Brooklyn Bridge | Travel Guide | Episode# 8

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Hipfig Travel Channel offers travel video guides for more than 20 cities in Asia, US and Canada. If you like our travel videos, subscribe to this channel to see more! Hey everyone, welcome to Hipfig’s travel guide series on New York City. In this video we’re going to be discussing one of my favorite attractions in New York City, the Brooklyn Bridge. Keep watching for tips for the Brooklyn Bridge. We would want the suspension to get to you. Get it suspension, suspension bridge, ah never mind… The entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan side is very close to City Hall which is a site in itself. To get to the Brooklyn Bridge take the 4, 5, or 6 subway to Brooklyn Bridge- City Hall stop, or take the N or R train to City Hall station, or take the two or three Train to Park Place and walk to the bridge. To walk across the bridge from Manhattan access the bridge near City Hall Park at Park Row and Center street. Look for the big arrow which will take you to the pedestrian walkway. From Brooklyn take the A or C train to High street or the two or three train to Clark street. You can access the pedestrian walkway at Tillery/ Adam Street or at the stair case on Prospect street between Cadman Plaza East and West City Hall Admission to the bridge is free for pedestrians and bikers, and the bridge is open 24 hours every day. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest and longest suspension bridges in the United States. It was designated a National Historic Landmark and a New York City Landmark. The Brooklyn Bridge connects Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. It took 14 years and 600 workers to complete the work bridge in 1883. The bridge is supported by thick 15.5 inch cables. At least 20 people died during the building. Many people have left a keepsake like a lock with your name on it, a ribbon, or something small on the bridge as a remembrance of their visit to the bridge. The bridge’s two towers were built by floating two giant upside down boxes made of wood which spanned the east river. Then they built the stone towers on top of the wooden boxes until they sank to the bottom of the river. Compressed air was pumped into the boxes and workers entered this space to dig the sediment until the wood boxes sank to the bedrock. And when the workers came up, many got sick with the bends and died. Although very sad, the millions of visitors to the bridge each year stand in tribute to their work. I like to come to the bridge early morning because it is less crowded and watch the sunrise as I’m having my coffee and bagel. Or before dawn to watch the sun go down and then watch the city lights. Better yet do both! I also like to walk into Brooklyn and walk around the quaint homes near the river. This is a must-do! Happy Travels. Go to Hipfig.com for more information or go to our Hipfig Travel Channel on YouTube and be sure to subscribe for regular updates.

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