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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Identification

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
236123

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]

Usages

vehicle traffic

Facts

  • When it opened in 1964, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge's 4,260 foot span was the world's longest suspension span.
  • The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn and Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island.
  • The bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the United States.
  • The bridge is named after Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian explorer that was the first European to discover the New York Bay, and the Narrows, the name of the strait that the bridge crosses.

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Location

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Fort Hamilton
Staten Island
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

693.01 ft
1959
1964
$320,126,000

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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