The Williamsburg Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened in 1903, and the first with all-steel towers. The 310-foot steel towers support four cables, each measuring 18 inches in diameter and weighing 4,344 tons.
I know you want to check the Brooklyn Bridge out but here's a great tip, Williamsburg Bridge is less crowded and you can take some cool shots. Walking with the view is a plus. I love coming here for a run.
The Entry point being in Williamsburg is also a great area to check out on the way over! Walk over straight from Domino Park just in time for the sunset! HIGHLY recommend walking/skating/biking this bridge during sunset with your friends/family (don't forget to bring a camera as this view is…
If you want to skip all the crowds of tourists on the Brooklyn bridge, the Williamsburg bridge offers great views and is the route real New Yorkers use to bike/skate/walk to Manhattan over the bridge. Get off at the Lorimer stop and follow the signs to the Williamsburg bridge footpath.
Williamsburg Bridge will make Brooklyn a walking distance. Enjoy the walk and the view! (25 min to the other side by walk.)
Take the time to walk to Williamsburg Bridge! One of the best views of the city, and drops you off right in the heart of Williamsburg. About a 45 minute walk