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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


View Of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge From Brooklyn Looking Southwest Toward Staten Island

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #133656


Street View 

Not to be confused with Rhode Island or Maryland 

This bridge should not be confused with the Verrazano Bridge in Maryland, nor should it be confused with the Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge in Rhode Island. All 3 of these bridges are named for the same Italian explorer.

For the Verrazano Bridge in Maryland, please see http://bridgehunter.com/md/worcester/verrazano/

For the Jamestown-Verrazano Bridge in Rhode Island, please see http://bridgehunter.com/ri/newport/jamestown-verrazzano/


Suspension bridge over The Narrows on I-278 between Staten Island and Brooklyn
New York City, Richmond County, New York, and Kings County, New York
Open to a total of 12 lanes of traffic
Upper level opened November 21, 1964; lower level opened June 28, 1969
- Ammann & Whitney of New York City, New York (Design Firm)
- Othmar Ammann of Feuerthalen, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland (Designer)
Length of largest span: 4,204.9 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Total length: 7,934.1 ft. (1.5 mi.)
Deck width: 73.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60639, -74.04528   (decimal degrees)
40°36'23" N, 74°02'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/580769/4495502 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
The Narrows
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
NY 5521218 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 39927 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2018: Essay added by Amanda
  • August 14, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 26, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • November 21, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • October 12, 2012: New photo from Jann Mayer
  • April 30, 2010: New photos from Bob Morgan
  • September 5, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Designer
  • February 17, 2009: New photo from Joe Herrington
  • February 17, 2009: Added by James Baughn


  • HAER NY-303 - Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Spanning Narrows between Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn) & Staten Island, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY
  • Joe Herrington
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Dana and Kay Klein


Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Posted February 20, 2018, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Attention "Justin": I know your real identity. Knock it off.

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Posted February 19, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Welcome aboard, Amanda! It takes a while to get recognition on here sometimes.

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Posted February 19, 2018, by Justin

Both the state and the county are listed right beside the bridge's name in the site's search results.

If they're looking for the bridge in New York, they can clearly see which one is in New York, and so-on and so-forth.

Also the description section is a thing that exists.

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Posted February 19, 2018, by Justin

Can you stop adding irrelevant essays that add nothing to the entries you add them to?

All of bridges you think people are going to confuse with another exist in different states altogether, which highlights the pointlessness of them.

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Posted October 2, 2012, by David Rees (Davesr32 [at] AOL)

Verrazano Narrows- The main span length is 4260 feet. Suspension bridge spans are measured cable support to support, not truss or roadwy length. Golden Gate 4200 feet, Throggs Neck 1800 feet