Cheap Hotels near Brooklyn Bridge New York One of New York’s great icons as well as one of the great feats of engineering of the 19th century, the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge is hard to miss if you visit New York City. Completed in 1883, the bridge, which was for a time the longest suspension bridge in the world, crosses the East River connecting Manhattan with Brooklyn. Brooklyn Bridge was the brainchild of German engineer John Roebling who would tragically never live to see the bridge’s completion, dying of tetanus after having his foot (which was crushed on the site) amputated. The stunning suspension bridge can be crossed by foot, bicycle or car. If you choose to walk across it, which we thoroughly recommend, then the best option is to get off at High-Street Brooklyn Bridge subway stop. Before crossing the bridge, surf the web, and check out our wide spanning range of cheap hotels in New York, close to Brooklyn Bridge!