Verrazano-Narrows Bridge facts for kids
|Carries||12 lanes (six lanes upper and six lanes lower) of I-278|
|Locale||New York City (Staten Island–Brooklyn)|
|Maintained by||MTA Bridges & Tunnels|
|Design||Double-decked Suspension bridge|
|Longest span||4,260 feet (1,298 m)|
|Clearance above||15 feet (4.57 m) (upper level)
14.4 feet (4.39 m) (lower level)
|Clearance below||228 feet (69.5 m) at mean high water|
|Opened||November 21, 1964
June 28, 1969 (lower level)
|Daily traffic||189,962 (2008)|
When construction was finished, the Verrazano-Narrows was the longest suspension bridge in the world.
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