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5 Bridges of New York

5 Bridges of New York

New York is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities of the world. It is not surprising that for decades the Big Apple was inspiring filmmakers. And many of them used bridges of New York as a set for their stories, bringing the flavour to them. Here is the little film tour with bridges of New York.


Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge, New York, NY, United States

This bridge, opened in 1912, is such an important place, it was featured not only in number of films, including animated ones. We are talking about The Minions: Kevin, Bob and Stuart walk over it on their way to Orlando for Villain-Con.


King Kong
Gapstow Bridge, Central Park

Gapstow Bridge, New York, NY, United States

Central Park worths to have its own special guide, but here we want to special one specific location of the park, Gapstow Bridge. One of the most romantic places in the park, it is specially beautiful and attractive on Christmas time, when the park is covered with snow. Bright examples: scenes from Peter Jackson’s King Kong and Chris Columbus’ Home Alone 2.


The French Connection
Hell Gate Bridge

Hell Gate Bridge, New York, NY, United States

This bridge, opened in 1916, is not seen very often in films, but is famously features in legendary French Connection. See the closing scene.


Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, NY, United States

Why you should visit it: Well, first of all it’s just very beautiful. You don’t have to cross it to see its beauty, you can just seat on the bench and look at it, like in Woody Allen’s iconic scene in ‘Manhattan’. You could also see the bridge in ‘Home Alone 2’ and ‘Elf’.


Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY, United States

It’s of the oldest cable-stayed and suspension bridge in New York City. It was complete in 1883. You can use it if you want to move from Manhattan to Brooklyn (or the other way around) and cross the East River. Brooklyn Bridge was attacked by Godzilla, aliens and tsunami, and used for other reasons in numerous films.

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