[VIDEO] New York’s Longest Bridge | Verrazano Narrows

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge stands as an iconic feat of engineering, spanning the entrance to New York Harbor and connecting the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. Designed by Swiss-American engineer Othmar Ammann, who also contributed to the design of the George Washington Bridge, the bridge opened to the public on November 21, 1964. Named after Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, the structure held the title of the world's longest suspension bridge until the completion of the Humber Bridge in the United Kingdom in 1981. Its construction required immense effort, with over 12,000 workers laboring tirelessly to complete the project. Today, the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge remains a vital transportation artery, facilitating the flow of goods and commuters between Staten Island and the rest of New York City, while also offering breathtaking views of the city skyline and the harbor below.

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Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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