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Big Town, Big Picture: The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


Harry

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Liberty Bridge, the mighty span linking Brooklyn and Staten Island was originally going to be called. That was back in 1928.

 

What with a depression and a world war and one thing after another, the excitement subsided and it was another two decades before Robert Moses and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority revived the idea.

 

Here now would be another vital link in the far-flung Moses highway network. Here now, along with the Goethals from Staten Island to Jersey, would be a direct route from New England and Long Island to the south and west.

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/09/23/2009-09-23_big_town_big_picture_the_verrazzanonarrows_bridge.html#ixzz0SMoj3fT8

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Great bridge. I have friends drive me to Queens when returning from playing cricket in Staten Island and I love the part when crossing from Staten Island to Brooklyn over the bridge.

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