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.
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 the 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.