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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Photos 

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

Map 

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/

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over The Narrows on I-278 between Staten Island and Brooklyn
Location
New York City, Richmond County, New York, and Kings County, New York
Status
Open to a total of 12 lanes of traffic
History
Upper level opened November 21, 1964; lower level opened June 28, 1969
Builders
- Ammann & Whitney of New York City, New York (Design Firm)
- Othmar Ammann of Feuerthalen, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland (Designer)
Design
Suspension
Dimensions
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)
182,676
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

Sources 

  • 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
  • Amanda

Comments 

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Posted February 21, 2018, by Amanda

Thank you Mr. Baughn!

(Just saw this now)

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 Amanda

I will not comment further. As I said, if the webmaster wants to remove my contributions, he can do so without contacting me. Otherwise, they will remain as is.

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 Amanda

People confuse things based on similar names, not based on location. Someone who doesn’t study bridges wouldn’t even care where the 3 Verrazano bridges are - they would just care about getting info about the correct one for traveling or a project or what not.

So no, I will not remove the “essays”. BTW they aren’t really essays - it’s just that the essay tool is the only tool available for this purpose. If Mr. Baughn the webmaster feels that they are inappropriate, he has my permission to remove them without contacting me, as long as he states that he did so. However, I will not revert my contributions.

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