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Verrazano Narrows Bridge

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Address: 150 Lily Pond Ave, Brooklyn, NY 10305-4608
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The second longest suspension bridge in the world has historic Fort...

The second longest suspension bridge in the world has historic Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn on one end, and Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island on the other.

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Fabulous view

Whichever side of the bridge your on, Staten Island or Brooklyn, the view is spectacular day or night. I was along Shore Road in Brooklyn. You can walk or bike along there and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whichever side of the bridge your on, Staten Island or Brooklyn, the view is spectacular day or night. I was along Shore Road in Brooklyn. You can walk or bike along there and see the bridge in front of you. You can cross the bridge into SI for a hefty toll, but SI is worth visiting too. Much to see... More 

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TOMS RIVER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passed over this bridge numerous times from Staten island to Brooklyn. Although the toll has gone up over the years, this structure has so much history from the building of the bridge to the every day use. The Belt Parkway runs underneath the Brooklyn side. Lots of traffic during rush hours, starting point for the NYC Marathon and support to... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose to go to Brooklyn via the Narrows rather than the Holland Tunnel and Manhattan Bridge to see the New York City skyline at night. It was worth going out of the way.

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is our big boy, and it's a beautiful bridge, but it is a utilitarian bridge, not a tourist attraction. It's the last great work of Robert Moses, and consequently there isn't even a pedestrian walk way on the bridge, which is a shame, as the views are spectacular. that's why I say it's remote, and only very good not... More 

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South East England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

An interesting way to see the bridge up close and personal is from the top deck of the Queen Mary 2 as she slides underneath . The ship's iconic red funnel is less than 20 feet from scraping the undersides of the bridge. I believe that on one occasion a crew member was close enough to touch the bridge with... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is, as others have noted a beautiful bridge in its own right and the way from Brooklyn to Staten Island. Have always been on a agenda, so have never had time just to stop nearby and take it in, except from the Jersey view at Liberty Park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Fun Fact: The Italian surname this bridge pays heritage too is misspelled. It has two z's. This bridge is stunningly beautiful and tragic at the same time. It has been the site of many suicides and attempted suicides. It's every bit as stunning as the Brooklyn Bridge or the Manhattan Bridge.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

It never occurred that the bridges can have 2 storey transit... most of NYC connecting bridges are double decked

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La Plata, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Be careful when driving across this bridge as the barriers are close together and there is a lot of construction. The view is nice and so is the architecture.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I take the Verrazano everyday to and from work. As you exit the on the ramp to the Belt Pkwy you will see a breathtaking view of the Narrows. I don't mind if the ramp is backed up because I get extra time to look at the water. I just wish they would finish all the construction work!!!

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