Ken Burns' Brooklyn Bridge
Academy Award nominee Ken Burns reveals the secrets behind the building of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Join Ken Burns, America’s most celebrated historical filmmaker, for a fascinating walk across New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge. On this Detour, Ken takes you over and under the famous bridge to reveal the secrets of its dramatic history and... More
- 43 minutes
This Detour can be taken anytime, any day of the week.
In filmmaking terms, the hour before sunset is known as “Magic Hour” and provides sunlight that is especially beautiful. If you are lucky, a rosy glow will illuminate the New York skyline as you walk across.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a popular destination for everyone from wide-eyed, globe-trotting, tourists to the most hard-bitten New Yorkers. Be ready for crowds!
Bring water and some cash for additional drinks and snacks. In the summer, it can get very hot on the bridge.
Also, use the restroom before embarking on the tour. Once you are on the bridge itself, there are no places to stop.