A walk on this bridge that opened to public in May 1883 is lovely. As you walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn (or the other way), you feel the sun and air around you. You feel the vibrations of the bridge as cars travel across on a lower level. You see the river under and you can observe the city around. There are people quickly walking to their jobs; there are people strolling around enjoying their ice cream. Runners and bikers whiz by.
The bridge is an icon of New York City and has certainly made itself present in the popular culture. I enjoy reading about its history and how it has impacted the life of New Yorkers. I love its style and the arches of its towers. From under, from above, from the side ... this bridge is a wonderful travel destination.