As iconic as New York City itself, the Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883 and has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. One of the oldest bridges in the United States, the Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. Originally called the “New York & Brooklyn Bridge” and then the “East River Bridge,” it was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. Architecturally stunning, the Brooklyn Bridge’s towers are composed of limestone, granite and Rosendale cement, giving pedestrians something to admire while utilizing the bridge. Originally built to accommodate horse drawn carriages and rail, today the bridge handles traffic of all kinds. Hotel Le Bleu, a hotel near the Brooklyn Bridge, is only three miles from the Brooklyn Bridge making access to and from Manhattan and New York City stress-free.