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Verrazano Narrows Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Built: 1959 - 1964
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Staten Island, New York, New York, USA, North America
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA, North America
Crosses
  • Verrazano Narrows
Coordinates: 40° 36' 14.57" N    74° 3' 9.26" W
Coordinates: 40° 36' 30.75" N    74° 2' 17.54" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 1 298.45 m
number of cables 4
suspended length 1.6 km
clearance 66 m
number of lanes 12
main bridge span lengths 370.33 m - 1 298.45 m - 370.33 m
pylons height 207 m

Quantities

structural steel 144 000 t

Materials

cables steel
pylons steel
deck truss steel

Chronology

21 November 1964

The upper level is opened to traffic.

28 June 1969

The lower level is opened to traffic.

Notes

The main span of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge is so long, that the curvature of Earth's surface had to be taken into account in the design of the towers.

Participants

Design
Contractor
Cables

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000085
  • Date created
    28/10/1998
  • Last Update
    28/07/2014