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Williamsburg Bridge

Loacated 135 feet about the East River,the Williamsburg Bridge connects the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 135 feet above the East River. The bridge opened in 1903 and and was,the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time. In addition to its two four-lane vehicular roadways, it also has two subway transit tracks, a walking path and a bike path. In the 1990’s the bridge underwent a $600 million renovation. At the Williamsburg base of the bridge sits three public areas collectively known as the Williamsburg Bridge Plaza, which contains a statue of George Washington.