The Brooklyn Bridge: A New York City icon and historic landmark. It was completed in 1883 and was the first physical connection between Manhattan and Brooklyn. After more than 125 years, it still spans across the East River and is now one of 23 East River crossings. This photo, entitled, “The Gateway,” was taken on that famous bridge in June 2011 and shows most of the New York City skyline. Everything from the Statue of Liberty to the mostly completed World Trade Center to the Empire State Building can be seen clearly just before sunset. This picture is available in sizes up to four feet long and looks especially stunning printed on metallic paper.