Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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  • picture of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
  • picture of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
  • picture of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
  • picture of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
LocationNew York, USA
CrossesThe Narrows
StatusIn use
Open1964
ArchitectOthmar Ammann
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignSuspension bridge
AADT 2008189962 Average daily traffic
Length1 600 m
Height207 m
Clearance below69 m
Longest span1 298 m
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge located between Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York in the United States. Construction of the bridge began in 1959 and in 1964 opened the bridge. It was designed by the Swiss engineer Othmar Ammann, who has designed several bridges in New York including the George Washington Bridge and Bayonne Bridge. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is 1600 meters long and the main span is 1,298 meters. The bridge is today America's largest suspension bridge and was the world's largest suspension bridge until the Humber Bridge opened in 1981. The bridge has two floors with 6 lanes in each floor.
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is named after the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, he was the first known European to passing the strait The Narrows and discovered New York and the Hudson River in 1524.