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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

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BH Photo #133656


Street Views 


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
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Ammann & Whitney of New York City, New York (Design Firm)
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Harris Structural Steel Co. of South Plainfield, New Jersey
- 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 2018)
Inventory numbers
NY 5521218 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 39927 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 7, 2019: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • April 8, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 25, 2018: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • 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
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


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