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[[Image:BrokerBridge-GTA4.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Broker Bridge in GTA IV, as seen from [[Fishmarket North]], [[Algonquin]].]]
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|caption=View of '''Broker Bridge''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
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|start=[[Albany Avenue]] in [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]]<br>Continuation of [[Diamond Street]]
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|end=[[Broker-Dukes Expressway]] in [[Firefly Projects]]
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|mapcaption=Broker Bridge (red) on the [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] map.
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The '''Broker Bridge''' is a cable-stayed suspension bridge connecting the boroughs of [[Algonquin]] and [[Broker]] in [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|''Grand Theft Auto IV'']] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars'']], passing over the [[Humboldt River]]. It is based on the [[wp:Brooklyn Bridge|Brooklyn Bridge]] in [[wp:New York City|New York City]], although its approach arches on the Algonquin side are actually based on the approach arch of the [[wp:Manhattan Bridge|Manhattan Bridge]] (which is also replicated in game as the [[Algonquin Bridge]]).
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[[File:BrokerBridge-GTACW-Map.png|thumb|153x153px|Broker Bridge as seen on GTA Chinatown Wars map.]]
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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 [[wp:Verazanno-Narrows Bridge|Verazanno-Narrows Bridge]] but on the Algonquin side, it's in the similar location as the Brooklyn Bridge's northern terminus.
   
The '''Broker Bridge''' is a bridge connecting the boroughs of [[Algonquin]] and [[Broker]] in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], passing over the [[Humboldt River]]. It is based on the [[Wikipedia:Brooklyn Bridge|Brooklyn Bridge]] in [[Wikipedia:New York City|New York City]], although its approach arches on the Algonquin side are actually based on the approach arch of the [[wp:Manhattan Bridge|Manhattan Bridge]] (which is also replicated in game as the [[Algonquin Bridge]]).
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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|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. The bridge depicted in [[GTA Chinatown Wars|''GTA Chinatown Wars'']] does not feature the said pedestrian walkway.
   
==Location and accessibility==
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==Intersections==
The Broker Bridge begins from the [[Broker-Dukes Expressway]], near Masterson Street in the [[Hove Beach]] neighborhood in [[Broker]] and leads onto Diamond Street in the [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]] neighborhood in [[Algonquin]]. 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verazanno-Narrows_Bridge Verazanno-Narrows Bridge] but on the Algonquin side, it's in the similar location as the Brooklyn Bridge's northern terminus.
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!Location
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|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. The bridge depicted as in GTA Chinatown Wars does not feature said pedestrian walkway.
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!Road
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!Direction
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| rowspan="1"|[[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]]
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|[[Albany Avenue]] & [[Diamond Street]]
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|n/b toward [[San Juan Road]], [[Topaz Street]] & [[Union Drive East]]<br />s/b toward [[South Parkway]]<br />Continuation of Diamond Street from [[Union Drive West]]
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|-
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| rowspan="2"|[[Hove Beach]]
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|{{jmark|br}}
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|[[Oneida Avenue]]
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|e/b direction: Exit toward Oneida Avenue<br />w/b direction: Entrance from Oneida Avenue
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|-
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|{{jmark|br}}
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|[[Oneida Avenue]]
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|e/b direction: Entrance from Oneida Avenue<br />w/b direction: Exit toward Oneida Avenue
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|-
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| rowspan="1"|[[Firefly Projects]]
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|{{jmark|re}}
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|[[Broker-Dukes Expressway]]
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|n/b toward [[Dukes Boulevard]], [[Hewes Street]] & [[Savannah Avenue]]<br />s/b toward [[Crockett Avenue]] & [[Shinnecock Avenue]]
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|}
   
 
==History==
 
==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. The bridge was built before the American Civil War and its real-life countapart, the Brooklyn Bridge, was built during the 1880's, 20 years after the Civil War finished.
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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. 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.
   
== Trivia ==
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== Collectibles ==
* Although the bridge is blocked to traffic from the start of the game (to be unlocked as the [[Blow Your Cover|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 in GTA IV|wanted level]] (although the game-controlled pedestrians are allowed to cross the boundaries without apparent penalty).
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*Three [[Flying Rats]].
* While the GTA IV rendition of the bridge features only two suspension towers, the GTA Chinatown Wars rendition features three.
 
* A [[Flying Rat]] can be found atop the Algonquin side of the bridge. This can be accesed only by helicopter. [[Higgins Helitours]] is located near-by, so that is a good way of getting to the top.
 
* If heading west, continue directly straight to complete a jump. Also, using a motorbike and jumping off in mid-air can be humorous, but it is recommended to not jump if you're basically touching the ceiling of the building between the jump's "markers".
 
* Inside Drusilla's (Ray Boccino's restaurant) during cutscenes, an old picture of Broker Bridge can be seen.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
{| align="center"
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<gallery position="center">
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="190">
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BrokerBridge-GTA4.jpg
Broker bridge.jpg|A lower view of the Broker Bridge.
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Broker bridge.jpg|A lower view of the '''Broker Bridge''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
BrokerBridge-GTA4-deckdesign.jpg|The deck design of the bridge, with an elevated walkway and two dual-lane roadways, GTA IV.
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BrokerBridge-GTA4-deckdesign.jpg|The deck design of the bridge, with an elevated walkway and two dual-lane roadways, ''GTA IV''.
BrokerBridge-GTA4-Algonquinapproacharches.jpg|The bridge's Algonquin approach arches in [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]], GTA IV.
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Cj note.png|The '''Broker Bridge''' seen on a [[Money|dollar bill]].
GTAIV 2012-08-19 20-57-25-66.jpg|Aerial view of Broker Bridge
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BrokerBridge-GTA4-Algonquinapproacharches.jpg|The Broker Bridge's Algonquin approach arches in [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]], ''GTA IV''.
gtaiv_screenshot_officiel_011.jpg|Sideview of the bridge
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GTAIV 2012-08-19 20-57-25-66.jpg|Aerial view of the '''Broker Bridge'''.
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gtaiv_screenshot_officiel_011.jpg|Side view of the '''Broker Bridge''', seen in an official [[:Category:Screenshots|Screenshot of ''GTA IV'']].
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BrokerBridge-Model-GTACW.jpg|In-game model of the '''Broker Bridge''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''.
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Broker_Bridge-GTACW.png|In-game rendition of the '''Broker Bridge''' in ''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars''.
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BrokerBridge-GTACW.png|The '''Broker Bridge''' at the Algonquin end in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''.
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BrokerBridge-GTAIV-NorthWest.png|Another view of the '''Broker Bridge''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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== Trivia ==
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* Although the bridge is blocked to traffic from the start of the game (to be unlocked as the [[Blow Your Cover|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 in GTA IV|wanted level]] (although NPCs are allowed to cross the boundaries without the apparent penalty).
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* While the GTA IV rendition of the bridge features only two suspension towers, the GTA Chinatown Wars rendition features three.
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* Inside [[Drusilla's]] ([[Ray Boccino|Ray Boccino's]] restaurant) during cutscenes, an old picture of the Broker Bridge can be seen.
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* When using a helicopter above the bridge, the player may notice the suspension cables connect different parts of the anchorages. On the Algonquin side, the cables touch the tip but on the Broker side, the cables go past the tip of the anchorage and end when the ramps to Masterson Street begins.
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* The bridge appears in all 4 of GTA IV's game trailers. It is featured prominently in the first 3 and roughly seen in the 4th one.
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* [[Tavell Clinton]], from Los Santos, sprayed CGF on the bridge according to his Lifeinvader page in 2013.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 16:57, May 3, 2016


The Broker Bridge is a cable-stayed suspension bridge connecting the boroughs of Algonquin and Broker in Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, passing over the Humboldt River. It is based on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, although its approach arches on the Algonquin side are actually based on the approach arch of the Manhattan Bridge (which is also replicated in game as the Algonquin Bridge).

BrokerBridge-GTACW-Map

Broker Bridge as seen on GTA Chinatown Wars map.

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. The bridge depicted in GTA Chinatown Wars does not feature the said pedestrian walkway.

IntersectionsEdit

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

HistoryEdit

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. 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.

Collectibles Edit

GalleryEdit

Trivia Edit

  • 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).
  • While the GTA IV rendition of the bridge features only two suspension towers, the GTA Chinatown Wars rendition features three.
  • Inside Drusilla's (Ray Boccino's restaurant) during cutscenes, an old picture of the Broker Bridge can be seen.
  • When using a helicopter above the bridge, the player may notice the suspension cables connect different parts of the anchorages. On the Algonquin side, the cables touch the tip but on the Broker side, the cables go past the tip of the anchorage and end when the ramps to Masterson Street begins.
  • The bridge appears in all 4 of GTA IV's game trailers. It is featured prominently in the first 3 and roughly seen in the 4th one.
  • Tavell Clinton, from Los Santos, sprayed CGF on the bridge according to his Lifeinvader page in 2013.

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