Upon its opening in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was an engineering marvel. John Roebling's revolutionary notion -- a bridge suspended from above, not supported from below -- took decades to realize and was doubted at every turn. But the bridge, now in its 137th year of service, is among NYC's most practical landmarks as well as its most beautiful.

A hybrid cable-stayed suspension bridge and one of the oldest of its kind, the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River and at night is enhanced with the twinkling lights from the New York skyline, has a romance to it that New Yorkers and visitors alike enjoy.

During the day, you can take a stroll across the bridge; the pedestrian pathways always crowded on the weekends with people walking, running and biking to and from Manhattan and Brooklyn.