A Walk Through History with the Great-Great Grandson of the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge with a one-of-a-kind storyteller
Kriss Roebling has a real-life New York tale to tell. As the great great grandson of Washington and Emily Roebling, the brilliant minds behind the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, Kriss is the quintessential New Yorker with experience as a musician, documentarian, and family historian.
He grew up with fascinating stories about the Brooklyn Bridge told around the dinner table. Washington Roebling was the chief engineer during construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, and his wife Emily was the chief field engineer for the last 10 years of its construction.
For years, Kriss would give private tours of the Brooklyn Bridge to family and friends, and as word spread he started offering them to the public. Now he’s teaming up with the Bowery Boys to offer an exciting “only in New York” experience — an insider’s tour of the most famous bridge in the world.
This 2 hour and 30-minute tour kicks off at the bridge’s tower on the Manhattan side with Kriss explaining how he became passionate about giving tours and his unique family history. As you walk across the bridge, he’ll show you artifacts from the bridge’s history, and you’ll have the chance to take photos of the incredible cityscape all around you. After you stroll down into Brooklyn, you’ll head to a cafe in Kriss’s neighborhood for a chance to relax and ask questions.
Brooklyn Bridge Tour Highlights:
- Intimate details about the nooks and crannies of this iconic structure
- Family lore passed down from generation to generation that you won’t find in any history book
- Never before seen artifacts pertaining to the Brooklyn Bridge
- Spectacular views of the Midtown skyline, Lower Manhattan, and the Statue of Liberty
- A drink (coffee, tea, soda) at a popular neighborhood cafe in Brooklyn
Kriss Roebling, great great grandson of Washington & Emily Roebling.