Sunday, September 19, 2010

NYC - Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan (at Canal Street) with Brooklyn. It was the last of the three suspension bridges built across the lower East River, following the Brooklyn and the Williamsburg bridges.

The River Café, located on a barge beside the Brooklyn Bridge, is an elegant restaurant where old-money New Yorkers and people who want to impress their dates gather for special occasions. It is incredibly romantic, with a spectacular view of lower Manhattan right outside the window and beautiful flowers blanketing the room.

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