Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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LocationNew York, USA
CrossesThe Narrows
Statusin use
Opened1964
FunctionRoad bridge
AADT 2008189962 vehicles
DesignSuspension bridge
Length1 600 m
Height207 m
Clearance below69 m
Longest span1 298 m
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About Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is 1600 meters long and the main span is 1,298 meters. The bridge was the largest suspension bridge until 1981 and today is Americas largest suspension bridge. 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.