Get excited about the Brooklyn Bridge before you even arrive…

There’s nothing like a good book or classic movie to get you inspired about the Brooklyn Bridge. It doesn’t have to be anything serious, or even all that authentic. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorites to get you started.  This isn’t meant to be list of serious literature that represents the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s just fun.


Transformers 2
Kate and Leopold
I Am Legend
It Happened in Brooklyn
Fantastic Four
Hudson Hawk
History Channel Documentary

Non-Fiction Booksgreat-bridge

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1808 – Edwin G. Burows & Mike Wallace
The Encyclopedia of New York – Kenneth T. Jackson
The New York Times Book of New York – James Barron
The Great Bridge – David McCullough


Frank Sinatra
Sxip Shirey
Digable Planets


Andy Warhol
Joseph Stella
John Marin
Georgia O’Keef


Hart Crane

Vladimir Mayakovsky
Jack Kerouac
Stephen Beal
Marianne Moore
Will Carleton
On the Brooklyn Bridge – Shep

Basic Brooklyn Bridge Facts

Year built: 1883
Length: 5,989 feet
Height: 276.5 feet about the water