The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


This is the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  It connects Staten Island (on the left) to Brooklyn (on the right).  Construction started in 1959 when I was 4 and was completed in 1964 when I was 9.  In those days my father would drive my sisters and me to Brooklyn to visit our grandparents every week or so.  We would ride along the Belt Parkway past the site.  Each time we went past there we could see the construction progress.

Voici le Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  Il relie Staten Island (à gauche) à Brooklyn (à droite).  La construction a commencé en 1959 quand j’avais 4 ans et a achevé en 1964 quand j’avais 9 ans.  À l’époque, mon père conduisait mes sœurs et moi à Brooklyn pour visiter nos grands-parents chaque semaine environ.  Nous allions sur la Belt Parkway auprès du chantier.  Chaque fois que nous allions le passer, nous pouvions voir le progrès de la construction. 

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3 Responses to The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

  1. Margarita says:

    As pretty as it looks from the air, Gerard, it’s more impressive viewed from the Staten Island Ferry! 😉 xoM

  2. The view of the bridge is also nice from Staten Island, but it is interesting to have an other perspective.
    Cela devait être impressionnant de suivre la construction d’un pont aussi grand et long !

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