If you are following our New York stories you will right now realize how bridge-crazy we became. Yes… we did crossed the 3 bridges and if I’m not mistaken we only left behind the Queensboro bridge. Since we had the Williamsburg neighborhood on our itineraries, it made pretty good sense to use the cutie pink and blue bridge to get back to Manhattan, after a very hip day with graffitis and specialty coffee shops. More on all that in another story because today the iron lad is the main character.
The Williamsburg bridge is maybe the less known of the trio, being Brooklyn the most famous and followed shortly by the Manhattan bridge. However, the minute I saw it I fell in love with the industrial aesthetics and the red-ish color, giving a punch quite perfect to take pictures on it. I love so much how the very bright light filters through the bridge structure and even creates rainbows (flares) in the camera! (yay). Take into account though that it may be quite tricky to take pictures on the bridge & the editing afterwards. Specially if, like us, the “session” takes place when it is better for our travel plans not the hour of the day, and you do have a very bright day.
The bridge separation is similar to Manhattan’s, pedestrians and bikes on top separated in two lanes, each at one side of the bridge, while trains and cars ride on the bottom. It has also some viewing areas where you are able to stop at the bike lane to get a glimpse of the other skyline side. More people jogging or on a date gives a more local feeling to the crossing experience.
Surprisingly, although we had the bluest sky day, just at the end of the walk, a short but super hard storm took us by surprise and we ended up quite soaked, but laughing so much too after our juggling to put the camera safe from the rain.
The colors in the Williamsburg bridge give me that 4th of July vibe, so we thought it could be a good way to say happy day to the people enjoying this holiday too! Also happy summer to everyone (winter too for our Aussie pals & Chilean cousins!), are you enjoying yourself so far?