bridge in New York City
The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (also referred to as the Verrazzano Bridge, locally as the Verrazzano, and formerly as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge or Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge in New York City. It connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn.
|Coordinates||40°36′25″N 74°02′35″W / 40.607°N 74.043°WCoordinates: 40°36′25″N 74°02′35″W / 40.607°N 74.043°W|
|Carries||13 lanes of I-278|
(7 lanes on upper level: 3 in each direction, 1 reversible HOV lane;
6 lanes on lower level)
|Locale||New York City (Staten Island–Brooklyn), New York, U.S.|
|Other name(s)||Verrazano-Narrows Bridge|
|Maintained by||MTA Bridges and Tunnels|
|Total length||13,700 ft (4,176 m)|
|Width||103 ft (31 m)|
|Height||649.68 ft (198 m)|
|Longest span||4,260 ft (1,298 m)|
|Clearance above||15 ft (4.57 m) (upper level)|
14.4 ft (4.39 m) (lower level)
|Clearance below||228 ft (69.5 m) at mean high water|
|Construction start||August 13, 1959|
|Opened||November 21, 1964 (upper level)|
June 28, 1969 (lower level)
|Daily traffic||215,000 (2019)|
|Toll||As of April 23, 2021[update]:|
The bridge is named for the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. His ship was the first to enter New York Harbor.
When construction was finished, the Verrazzano-Narrows was the longest suspension bridge in the world. It was the longest until the Humber Bridge surpassed that length in 1981.
- ↑ "Verrazzano Bridge toll will soon go both ways". Community News. 2020. p. 11. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
- ↑ "Starting Sunday, it will cost more to cross the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge". STATEN ISLAND, New York City (WABC). 6 April 2021. Retrieved June 23, 2021.
- ↑ "Biggest Bridge to Span Busiest Harbor." Popular Science, June 1955, pp. 90–93; retrieved 2012-3-25.
- ↑ Fertig, Beth. "Verrazano Bridge Turns 40," Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine WNYC. November 21, 2004; retrieved 2012-3-25.
- ↑ "Verrazano-Narrows Bridge". New York, USA. 2008. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
Media related to Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge at Wikimedia Commons
- New York City MTA, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Archived 2014-04-03 at the Wayback Machine
- Structurae, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
- Transportation Alternatives, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, bike-pedestrian path