Offering you the best of both worlds, bridges provide you with both architectural elegance and natural scenic bliss. Always serving their purpose in getting us from Point A to Point B, New York’s residents commonly love taking in the gorgeous surroundings when they find themselves crossing one of our bridges. Whether you’re looking to cross one of these bridges during a road trip or are looking to just take a casual stroll high up off the ground, we guarantee you’ll be speechless. Here are 10 bridges in New York you’ll absolutely want to cross:
1. AuSable Chasm Bridge, Clinton County
This steel arch bridge was built in the early 1930s and made its way onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1999! One of the many memorable sites you'll see while visiting AuSable Chasm, this bridge is equipped with a concrete arch that will catch your eye.
2. Genesee Pedestrian Bridge, Rochester
If you're looking to enjoy a refreshing scenic stroll near the Genesee River, then have no worries... the Pedestrian Bridge is here! Completed in 1995, this walkway offers local residents a great place to enjoy the fresh air or take an energizing bike ride.
3. Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge, Rochester
Because this Western New York bridge has quite the long name, you'll often hear New York's residents referring to it as the Freddie -Sue Bridge or other shortened terms. Resting above the Genesee River in Downton Rochester, this bridge was only just built in 2007.
4. Grand Island Bridges, Tonawanda
Now these bridges are unique! At first glance you may assume the two are identical in every way possible, but you'd be wrong in thinking that. The Southbound Grand Island Bridge was built in 1935, while the Northbound bridge wasn't built until 1963!
5. George Washington Bridge, Washington Heights
One of the world's most busy bridges, this man made work of art carries over 100 million vehicles per year! Opening in 1931, this bridge is absolutely stunning when viewed at night.
6. Peace Bridge, Buffalo
Shared internationally with our favorite northern neighbor, the Peace Bridge is favored by New York's residents. Found at the east end of Lake Erie, this bridge was named in honor of celebrating 100 years of peace between the United States and Canada!
7. Thaddeus Kosciusko Bridge, Halfmoon
Another mouthful that has taken on a nickname, this bridge is almost
always referred to as the Twin Bridges. Named after a Revolutionary War hero, these bridges that stretch above the Mohawk River are best enjoyed while looking up through a sun roof!
8. Brooklyn Bridge, New York
Connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan, this highly sought out tourist attraction is one of the oldest of its kind. Named a National Historic Landmark in 1964, this New York bridge is absolutely worth crossing.
9. Lake Champlain Bridge, Crown Point
Shared between New York and Vermont, this gorgeous bridge is worth crossing. After the Champlain Bridge was deemed irreparable in 2009, quickly the Lake Champlain Bridge was constructed and replaced it. Running on an extremely tight two year schedule, the new and improved bridge opened in the fall of 2011. Incredible!
Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls
Opening in the Fall of 1941, this famous tourist attraction pulls in a large number of visitors. Connecting the U.S. and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls, this bridge can be crossed by automobile, bicycle or on foot!
Have you ever crossed any of these New York bridges? Share with us if any of your favorite bridges have been left off of our list.