It is a cable suspension bridge in Empire Bay that connects Uptown with Hunters Point by spanning the Culver River. When completed in 1894, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and remained so for the next ten years.
It runs east to west and consists of four lanes of vehicle traffic, two in each direction, separated by an elevated pedestrian walkway in between. Construction on the bridge was completed in 1894.
- Its design and appearance are based on the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn crossing the East River in New York City.
- The speed limit on the bridge is 70 mph but drops to 40 mph on either end.
- In Hunters Point there is a wooden ramp that allows you to jump over the very end portion of the bridge.