The bridge, a simply beautiful work of art with gothic finishes is among the city's recognizable places. It has endured the test of time with its construction having being completed in 1883. The Brooklyn Bridge is the world's first ever steel suspension bridge. There's a wood plank pathway where you can take walks and enjoy the cold breeze as it caresses your cheeks. There is a viewing platform where you get to see Manhattan in all its splendor as well as the 200-1200 meters wide East River that connects with the Hudson River north of Manhattan. Biking along the Brooklyn Bridge is an equally wonderful experience for those who don't fancy walking.