It has an open top deck with two lanes of vehicle traffic on each side and its bottom deck carries a pedestrian lane, a bicycle lane, four sets of subway tracks, and three reversible lanes.
The photo shows the east side of the Manhattan Bridge surrounded by a gentrified area of Brooklyn. The Manhattan Bridge is not nearly as attractive as the Brooklyn Bridge (in my opinion). Perhaps it looks a little kitschy with its squat steel towers painted a metallic blue. It's a favorite of movie directors and has appeared in many films. In Cloverfield the protagonists are trying to get across the Brooklyn Bridge, which is suddenly attacked by a monster while we see the undisturbed Manhattan Bridge in the background.
New York City's Bridges: Manhattan Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.