The Brooklyn Bridge. From Manhattan, a good place to see the Brooklyn Bridge is the South Street Seaport (South Street Seaport), where the Pier 17, an entertainment area and bar, which leads to enjoy its distinctive Gothic architectural style its imposing pillars from a terrace, sipping a beer. It is also advisable to cross the bridge to the Brooklyn side to reach the park (Empire Fulton Ferry State Park) situated along the South River, under the same bridge. The views of the bridge from the park remind us of the Oscar-winning Woody Allen film, Manhattan. And from here, and if we win and force, we can cross the bridge on foot, on the pedestrian walkway, and thus enjoy great views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. In any case, one of the greatest merits of this bridge is emblematic of New York is to remain upright. Or what is the same, the non-collapsed from the scourge of the time, as has happened to many other New York bridges built later. The Brooklyn Bridge, after its inauguration in 1883, with total length 486 meters, became 20 years at the longest suspension bridge in the world. Now is one of the must in New York. The image of the great pillars and own cables of a suspension bridge is one of the icons of the city of New York. The day was April, the Brooklyn Bridge, 15 million dollars, was dubbed the "eighth wonder of the world," according to PBS shows, and was crossed by over 150,000 people, reports the Racontours tourist site. The first person to cross the bridge was Emily Roebling, wife of Washington Roebling project engineer; Emily crossed in a carriage, according to PBS. Mrs. Roebling was a key figure in building the bridge, taking many of the tasks of her husband after suffering a case of disease of the drawer, now known as the divers disease or decompression sickness, and took to his bed. The bridge was opened to traffic at 2 pm after an opening ceremony in which participated the President Chester Arthur. "The party continued into the night with a celebration with fireworks," suggests the Global Architecture Encyclopedia.