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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 

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
Inventory numbers
NY 5521218 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 39927 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 56.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
175,362

Update Log 

  • 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

Comments 

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