When the second deck was completed in 1964, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 4,260 feet and carried 12 lanes of traffic. It beat the Golden Gate Bridge by 60 feet. It lost its "worlds longest" title in 1981 to the 7,280' Humber Bridge. A 25-year reconstruction plan was started in 2014. [Wikipedia]
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3. VIEW OF VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE LOOKING NORTHWEST WITH MANHATTAN IN BACKGROUND - Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Spanning Narrows between Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn) & Fort Washington (Staten Island), Brooklyn, Kings County, NY
|Scott McDonald shared|
Verrazano Narrows Bridge 1963
[Manitowoc crane] 3900
Matthew Kevin Foley That anchor makes the 3900 look like a toy
Bridges Now and Then posting
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge at an anchorage, 1963.(© Magnum Photos, Inc./Bruce Davidson)
|Dave Frieder commented on a posting|
25% of the wires and all of the suspenders were made by John A.Roebling's Sons Inc. Here is a view I took of the completed Brooklyn Anchorage.
|Rolly Errol posted|
Be careful out there! Look what happened on the VARRAZANO BRIDGE.
Mike Brady posted two photos with the comment: "verrazzano-narrows bridge tower top being shop fitted.Each tower weighs 27,000 tons and is held together with three million rivets and one million bolts. love those bridges."