Steve Jelf put this old picture of the Brooklyn Walking Bridge in a previous post. I found a more recent picture.
Here is some Google poop about walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.
This walk is one of our top recommendations to everyone who visits us, and no one has left disappointed. The bridge itself is more impressive up close and the views are extremely rewarding.
The walk is about 1 mile if you go all the way across. Itís a little bit of a trek, but definitely worth it.
The wooden pedestrian walkway is in the center of the bridge and elevated above the road lanes. You will enjoy outstanding views of the surroundings including Manhattan and Governors Island.
You Can Do It!
We strongly suggest walking all the way across the bridge (about 1 mile). Many tourists will stop at the first tower closest to Manhattan and then turn back, so the rest of the bridge is usually less crowded.
You can either walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn and return on the subway or vice-versa. The view is great in either direction, but walking toward Manhattan is a little more scenic with all the buildings in front of you.
Better yet, walk both ways!
More information with some facts and figures,
Remember, the Brooklyn Bridge is only a knockoff of Roebling's original design. At least with the Cincinnati Bridge, Roebling survived and didn't die from injuries inflicted upon him by his competition.
Here is a Google Earth pictue showing the walkway over and above one of the auto lanes
Learn to use Google Earth. You will enjoy it.
It doesn't look any worse from wear for being bought and sold more then any other object on the planet. :-)
Here ya go:
I actually got to see the factory before it was demolished. Was a Superfund site....