The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has now been standing for fifty years, connecting Staten Island with the rest of the NY Metropolitan area. In that time, it’s become pretty easy to take for granted its structure and all the engineering and components that have gone into it.
When you break down this familiar bridge into just a few facts, you can appreciate all the parts that come together and connect one end to the other.
“Each tower contains 10,000 steel boxes bonded by 3 million rivets and 1 million bolts. Together, they contain as much steel as the Empire State Building.”
Looking over the structure and history behind the bridge, there’s a lot of talk about what its future will consist of. From never-ending construction to a proposed pedestrian and cyclist path, what will the next fifty years look like for the Verrazano?