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The Broker Bridge is a cable-stayed suspension bridge in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, connecting the boroughs of Algonquin and Broker in Liberty City

Description

Grand Theft Auto IV

It is the southernmost crossing of the Humboldt River, south of the Algonquin Bridge. The geography of the bridge (Broker Side) is similar to the Verazanno-Narrows Bridge but on the Algonquin side, it's in the similar location as the Brooklyn Bridge's northern terminus.

The Broker Bridge in GTA IV carries vehicles and pedestrians only. Vehicles access the bridge via the on-ramps on Masterson Street or directly from the Broker Bridge Approach Expressway, while pedestrians must climb up many flights of stairs on the massive stone foundations, accessible from Mohawk Avenue in Hove Beach at the Broker end, and just north of Pier 45 in Fishmarket South at the Algonquin end. Vehicles occupy two dual-lanes of traffic, while pedestrians use an elevated walkway in the middle.

At night, the bridge is lit up with orange lights along the main cables. The tops of the towers are also lit up with red lights on each corner, amber lights on the east-bound traffic side, and white on the west-bound traffic side. The main suspension tower lights light up slightly earlier than the cable lights.

Underneath the bridge is a skate park with several half and quarter pipes. A Flying Rat is located on the skate park.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Largely the same in GTA Chinatown Wars, the bridge connects Algonquin and Broker from Fishmarket South to Hove Beach. Unlike GTA IV, the center walkway is no longer accessible and is not seen with pedestrians crossing it. The bridge also features three suspension towers as oppose to GTA IV, and the real life counterpart, which features two.

History

According to the documentary, A History of Liberty City, the Broker Bridge was built for transportation of cars between Broker and Algonquin and because there were wasn't a tall enough structure in which people could kill themselves, so the Broker Bridge was built for people who wanted to commit suicide before there were cars, similar to its real-life counterpart, wherein the Brooklyn Bridge was the site of the first bridge suicide. The bridge was built before the American Civil War and its real-life counterpart, the Brooklyn Bridge, was built during the 1880s, 20 years after the Civil War finished.

Inside Drusilla's, Ray Boccino's restaurant, during cutscenes, an old picture of the Broker Bridge can be seen.

Tavell Clinton, from Los Santos, sprayed CGF on the bridge according to his Lifeinvader page in 2013.

Influence

It is based on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, although its approach arches on the Algonquin side are based on the approach arch of the Manhattan Bridge, which is also replicated in game as the Algonquin Bridge.

Intersections

Location Type Road Direction
Chinatown Road begin Albany Avenue & Diamond Street n/b toward San Juan Road, Topaz Street & Union Drive East
s/b toward South Parkway
Continuation of Diamond Street from Union Drive West
Hove Beach Road bridge Oneida Avenue e/b direction: Exit toward Oneida Avenue
w/b direction: Entrance from Oneida Avenue
Road bridge Oneida Avenue e/b direction: Entrance from Oneida Avenue
w/b direction: Exit toward Oneida Avenue
Firefly Projects Road end Broker-Dukes Expressway n/b toward Dukes Boulevard, Hewes Street & Savannah Avenue
s/b toward Crockett Avenue & Shinnecock Avenue

Collectibles

Gallery

Official Screenshots

In-game

Trivia

  • Although the bridge is blocked to traffic from the start of the game (to be unlocked as the game progresses), the pedestrian walkway above is not. It is therefore possible to walk across the bridge and enter Algonquin from the very start of the game. Doing so, however, results in a 6-star wanted level (although NPCs are allowed to cross the boundaries without the apparent penalty).

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