Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge showing a city and a bridge
Recognizable from numerous movies, and an essential piece of the New York skyline, this bridge is much more than a mere point of crossing.

Whether you begin in Brooklyn or Manhattan, crossing the Manhattan Bridge is always an impressive sight. During the day, the unmistakable New York City skyline gleams with skyscrapers. Even late at night, the stretch of lights in both directions reminds you why New York is called “the city that never sleeps.” Cross this bridge for its magnificent views, and remember to get your own picture of the scene found on many postcards.

Completed in 1910, the Manhattan Bridge is one of three iconic bridges that crosses the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was the first to employ several technologies now standard in the construction of long-span bridges. Marvel at this feat of engineering that has become a classic part of the New York skyline.

Traverse the bridge on foot, on bike, in a car or on a train. Crossing on foot will allow you the chance to pick a spot and take a photograph. Many people also use the bridge for their runs. Rise early and take the F train to York Street in Brooklyn or the 6 to Canal Street. Enjoy the brilliant sunrise over Brooklyn.

If you are in a hurry, a less expensive option than driving or taking a cab is to take a train across the bridge. Make sure you get a seat next to a south-facing window, looking out on the Statue of Liberty and Downtown. To enjoy this view if you are coming from Manhattan, sit on the right side. If you are coming from Brooklyn you want to be on the left.

Something that you can only see on foot or in a car, however, is the grand colonnade that marks the front of the island entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Appreciate the Charles Rumsey frieze spanning the arch and see why this part of the bridge has been designated a New York City landmark.

Top Hotels Close to Manhattan Bridge

Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
99 Washington St, New York, NY, 10006
The price is ¥19,139 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,256 reviews)
"I stayed here for an event on Pier 17 and it was walkable. A lovely safe hotel in a vibrant city, what’s not to love?"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
4 out of 5
215 Chrystie St, New York, NY, 10002
The price is ¥35,168 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 6 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,375 reviews)
"A great hotel with a fantastic rooftop bar. The staff were super friendly and always helpful."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
Indigo NYC Downtown Wall Street, an IHG Hotel
Indigo NYC Downtown Wall Street, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
120-122 Water Street, New York, NY, 10005
The price is ¥21,363 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Popular attractions Wall Street and Battery ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (112 reviews)
"I really like this property. It was super clean. The staff were extremely friendly and I loved how there was a cute little restaurant in the lobby. The most unique part was the little window that would open in my hotel room."

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Indigo NYC Downtown Wall Street, an IHG Hotel
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Canal Loft Hotel
Canal Loft Hotel
2.5 out of 5
94 Canal Street, New York, NY, 10002
The price is ¥17,577 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
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Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
99 Washington St, New York, NY, 10006
The price is ¥19,139 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 8
Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
4 out of 5
215 Chrystie St, New York, NY, 10002
The price is ¥35,168 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
Indigo NYC Downtown Wall Street, an IHG Hotel
Indigo NYC Downtown Wall Street, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
120-122 Water Street, New York, NY, 10005
The price is ¥21,363 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Indigo NYC Downtown Wall Street, an IHG Hotel
Millennium Downtown New York
Millennium Downtown New York
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY, 10007
The price is ¥24,216 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Millennium Downtown New York
Madison LES Hotel
Madison LES Hotel
3 out of 5
154 Madison Street, New York, NY, 10002
The price is ¥18,131 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Madison LES Hotel
Hotel NY Downtown Manhattan
Hotel NY Downtown Manhattan
3 out of 5
133 Greenwich St, New York, NY, 10006
The price is ¥23,662 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
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Artezen Hotel
Artezen Hotel
4 out of 5
24 John Street, New York, NY, 10038
The price is ¥20,565 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Artezen Hotel
World Center Hotel
World Center Hotel
4 out of 5
144 Washington St, New York, NY, 10006
The price is ¥20,423 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
World Center Hotel
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