It can’t compete with the grandeur of the famous Brooklyn Bridge. No other span can. But the views are really something. There’s a reason savvy sightseers venture out to the middle of the Manhattan Bridge when the temperature’s only 24 degrees. Its pedestrian path offers a peerless perspective of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge as it swoops majestically over the East River. From this vantage point on the Manhattan Bridge, Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park stands in front of one of the Brooklyn Bridge’s stone towers, and the World Trade Center and the Woolworth Building in Lower Manhattan stand behind the Brooklyn Bridge’s other stone tower. From this spot on the Manhattan Bridge’s walkway, the landmarked Empire Stores complex on the shoreline of Brooklyn Bridge Park and the nearby DUMBO Clock Tower can also be seen.