Queensboro Bridge
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom3,115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Crossing
    Queensboro Bridge is one of the many ways to get onto the Island of Manhattan. It will take you from 2nd Avenue to Queens and is quite a busy bridge. As well as cars and trucks being able to use the bridge pedestrians and cyclists also have a designated thoroughfare. One of the best ways to see the bridge is to ride the cable car to Roosevelt Island. This runs alongside the bridge and you get some great views of the bridge and cross the East River. The bridge crosses Roosevelt Island but there is no direct access to the bridge from the island. You can get some great pix of the bridge from this island and also from Manhattan itself. A magnificent piece of engineering!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 21, 2023
  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey704 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This bridge has a walkway and multiple lanes of traffic to go between Queens and Manhattan.
    If I drive between Manhattan and Queens, this bridge is my favorite bridge to take, since there is no toll for either way. The traffic on this bridge can be treacherous, and the motorists are often very aggressive (definitely think of the use of: horns, lights, cutting in and out of lanes, the failure to obey traffic signals and turn signals, and rude gestures), but it sure beats the need to pay a toll when a person goes either way with most of the other bridges that connect Manhattan and the Bronx to Queens and to Brooklyn. The air is probably not that great, but the views are beautiful. The officers who direct the traffic usually make it worse, in my opinion. This bridge goes over Roosevelt Island, as well, but there is no connection to Roosevelt Island by this bridge. I did not like the walkway, because it is too narrow for both bicyclists and pedestrians, and I have dealt with many delinquents at night on that trail. I did feel safe when I walked around the adjacent areas in Queens and in Manhattan.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 29, 2024
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,362 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic Bridge Connecting Manhattan to Queens Across the East River
    Built in 1909 and connecting Manhattan to Queens, this is yet another impressive and historic bridge that you will find in New York. It is now the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge named after the former long serving and charismatic mayor. Great views of the bridge as you stroll along the walking path on the East River. There is also a dedicated lane for pedestrians and bikes on the bridge. Making the bridge unique is the adjacent Roosevelt Island Tram that travels alongside.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 14, 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 β€’ Friends
Built in 1909 and connecting Manhattan to Queens, this is yet another impressive and historic bridge that you will find in New York. It is now the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge named after the former long serving and charismatic mayor. Great views of the bridge as you stroll along the walking path on the East River. There is also a dedicated lane for pedestrians and bikes on the bridge. Making the bridge unique is the adjacent Roosevelt Island Tram that travels alongside.
Written June 15, 2024
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TennisStar602
New Jersey704 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 β€’ Solo
If I drive between Manhattan and Queens, this bridge is my favorite bridge to take, since there is no toll for either way. The traffic on this bridge can be treacherous, and the motorists are often very aggressive (definitely think of the use of: horns, lights, cutting in and out of lanes, the failure to obey traffic signals and turn signals, and rude gestures), but it sure beats the need to pay a toll when a person goes either way with most of the other bridges that connect Manhattan and the Bronx to Queens and to Brooklyn. The air is probably not that great, but the views are beautiful. The officers who direct the traffic usually make it worse, in my opinion. This bridge goes over Roosevelt Island, as well, but there is no connection to Roosevelt Island by this bridge. I did not like the walkway, because it is too narrow for both bicyclists and pedestrians, and I have dealt with many delinquents at night on that trail. I did feel safe when I walked around the adjacent areas in Queens and in Manhattan.
Written April 29, 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 β€’ Couples
Queensboro Bridge is a beautiful structure. This time we walked over the bridge. It’s actually a big dangerous as there are bikes and motor cycles / battery powered bikes flying along and don’t give walkers any room. Didn’t like it overall.
Written October 22, 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 β€’ Solo
Queensboro Bridge is one of the many ways to get onto the Island of Manhattan. It will take you from 2nd Avenue to Queens and is quite a busy bridge. As well as cars and trucks being able to use the bridge pedestrians and cyclists also have a designated thoroughfare.

One of the best ways to see the bridge is to ride the cable car to Roosevelt Island. This runs alongside the bridge and you get some great views of the bridge and cross the East River.

The bridge crosses Roosevelt Island but there is no direct access to the bridge from the island. You can get some great pix of the bridge from this island and also from Manhattan itself.

A magnificent piece of engineering!
Written October 21, 2023
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 β€’ Business
I crossed the bridge to head into Manhattan. When driving into Manhattan, there are some Very exclusive apartment buildings on the right side. Very little traffic! Best part, no toll!
Written November 13, 2020
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 β€’ Family
We crossed the bridge on a Sunday afternoon. There was a small amount of traffic but nothing crazy. Going home in the opposite direction, it took about twenty minutes to cross. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Written January 10, 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The Queensboro Bridge is an ideal option when crossing the East River from Queens. From the Long Island Expressway, you must navigate the local streets to Queensboro Plaza in LIC. There are two levels which alleviates traffic. Best part is there is no toll!

In the last couple of years, the bridge was renamed "The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge". Ed Koch was the mayor of NYC nearly 40 years ago. I had the pleasure of meeting him 12 years. He is a very polite, funny man.
Written April 21, 2023
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 β€’ Couples
The Queensboro/59th Street/Ed Koch Bridge is a great crossing when visiting the Upper West/East Sides and Midtown. There is a walk way on the side so you cross on foot. Today being a Sunday, crossing the bridge by car was super easy!
Written February 3, 2019
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 β€’ Solo
This bridge makes a trip to midtown or upper easy and west sides a breeze. Traffic was inexistent on a Sunday morning which left more time for a leisurely Sunday brunch. Best part of this bridge no tolls!
Written December 26, 2019
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 β€’ Solo
This bridge does not have a toll to cross. Traffic does get congested all the way back to Van Dam Street during peak hours. Very convenient for driving to the Upper East & West sides.
Written May 15, 2019
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