Famous NYC Bridges You Need to See
Are you a fan of history, gothic buildings, superheroes, and smooth luxurious rides? If the answer is yes to any of the above, then a limo tour on famous NYC bridges is right for you.
In the city that never sleeps, people are connected with 2027 bridges, ten of them special enough to have landmark status. At least five of them are on everyone’s must-see list. You want to enjoy it to the fullest, so take a ride in one of our limousines, and bring a camera. What you’re about to see will take your breath away.
The Brooklyn Bridge – The Mother of Goth
You will want to drive on this magnificent piece of architecture in the sunset, just to make sure to catch the best view of Manhattan. This Neo-Gothic beauty is the oldest bridge in the US, built in 1883, at the time the longest suspended bridge. To let people know that it is completely safe, a circus artist had led 21 elephants across it.
The unforgettable sight of its tall brick towers and Gothic arches are an inspiration to some of the most beautiful photographs of NYC. Not to mention that you’re going to recognize the Brooklyn bridge NYC from many movies like I Am Legend, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Avengers.
While you’re comfortably relaxed in a limo as a part of our Brooklyn Bridge tours NYC, you can also gaze upon the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty.
The Manhattan Bridge – Old Man With an Ugly Name
The predecessor of modern suspension bridges, this metal beauty is one of the famous NYC bridges for over 110 years now. Of the three bridges arching to the Lover East Area, this one was built last.
This bridge is a must on your limo tour, as it connects Manhattan’s Chinatown with Brooklyn’s most popular DUMBO neighborhood. You won’t be able to resist its glorious triumphal arch and colonnade. Also, you can see the Statue of Liberty from a distance.
NYC Manhattan Bridge is one of the most unfortunately named ones. People had five years to think of something astonishing, but the name somehow remained. Still, as the newspapers from that time emphasised, the name is meaningless as all the bridges across the East River are technically Manhattan bridges.
The Manhattan Bridge has a subway track, which makes it fairly noisy to try and cross it on foot or by bike. But with our NYC bridges limo tour, you won’t be having that kind of problem.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge – Behemoth among famous NYC Bridges
If your adventurous spirit ever leads you to join the famous New York Marathon, this 4.260 feet long slender beauty will be your starting point.
Giovanni da Verrazzano, the first explorer from Europe to enter the New York Harbor, was an astonishing inspiration for the bridge’s name. What’s interesting is that just fifty-four years after the opening, people finally get the spelling of that name correctly.
The Verrazano-Narrow Bridge has a heartwarming story attached to its beginning. See, three workers died on construction, and all other 12.000 workers rather went to the mass than on the opening ceremony.
On this bridge, the limo will take you from Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn to Staten Island in New York.
Queensboro Bridge – Miracle With Three Names
Having several names sometimes can be fun. Luckily, no matter which you use, you can’t miss it. Officially, it’s called Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, but it’s also referred to as 59th Street Bridge.
If you ever saw Spiderman from 2002, you are probably going to recognize this glorious bridge. Its tramway line is one of the most famous of all bridges in NYC since it was part of a climactic scene emphasizing love and compassion.
Furthermore, this miracle of architecture took the price of fifty lives while under construction, till the year 1909.
This naked metallic beauty stretches its wings over the East River, connecting Long Island City in Queens with the Upper East Side of Manhattan. While you are savoring your smooth limo ride, don’t forget to look down, because this bridge passes over Roosevelt Island.
George Washington Bridge – Blessing in a disordered city
I guess you already know who inspired the name for this double-decked glorious metallic beast. From one cliff to another, it brings together people from Washington Heights and Fort Lee to New Jersey, over the Hudson River.
With fourteen lanes, it’s the busiest among bridges of NYC. Ever since the year 1931, over 103 million vehicles have crossed over annually. Imagine the thrill of you being one of them on our NYC bridges limo tour! Don’t forget, this is the only fourteen-lane bridge in the country, so you don’t want to miss the chance.
After the exhilarating words of Le Corbusier, the world’s most known designer and architect, little we can say: “the most beautiful bridge in the world. Made of cables and steel beams, it gleams in the sky like a reversed arch. It is blessed. It is the only seat of grace in the disordered city.”
The Robert F. Kennedy/Triborough Bridge – Palace of bridges
You can’t go around New York City on your famous bridges limo tour, and not give a chance to the most expensive one. Its cost in today’s dollars is over one billion! And it’s no wonder – this absolutely amazing complex is made out of three long-span bridges, many smaller ones, fourteen miles of highway, plus some astounding parks and recreation centers, along with administrative offices.
This palace of steel brings together Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.
I guess you have to see it to believe it. And since it’s cars only, with our exotic cars you can experience it to the fullest.
With the number of bridges in NYC being over 2000, it’s physically impossible to see them all in one day. One can even spend a lifetime of dedication to get to know all the details that create the history of a vibrant city such as New York City.
Luckily, we managed to bestow a list of the most famous NYC bridges that would hurt your heart not to take a look. You can book online with us, or give us a call. We are always happy to take you on a tour through our wonderful city.