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Open Arms by Paul Gitto

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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Welcomes Visitors to Brooklyn with Open Arms.

When it opened in 1964, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was the world’s longest suspension span. The ends of the bridge are at historic Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn and Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, both of which guarded New York Harbor at the Narrows for over a century. The bridge was named after Giovanni da Verrazano, who, in 1524, was the first European explorer to sail into New York Harbor.

Its monumental 693 foot high towers are 1 5/8 inches farther apart at their tops than at their bases because the 4,260 foot distance between them made it necessary to compensate for the earth’s curvature. Each tower weighs 27,000 tons and is held together with three million rivets and one million bolts. Seasonal contractions and expansions of the steel cables cause the double-decked roadway to be 12 feet lower in the summer than in the winter. High Tide Clearance is 228 feet.

Taken from the passenger seat with a Nikon D70s 44mmFL 1/320sec F/9

Paul is an avid nature enthusiast, bible scholar, astronomer, astrophotographer and has been a planetarium operator/lecturer at The Robert J. Novins Planetarium.
Paul’s nature photography includes Wildlife, Atmospheric Optics , Sunsets, the Pine Barrens and various other objects pertaining to hidden beauty found in nature.

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  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathalmost 6 years ago

    great perspective and commentary

  • Thank you very much Gary!

    – Paul Gitto

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenalmost 6 years ago

    Another great shot of this bridge…Lynn

  • Thank you Lynn!

    – Paul Gitto

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 6 years ago

    great shot my friend…………..

  • Thanks KJ!
    I was a bit disappointed to see it in disrepair.
    At least the upper structure was in good shape.

    – Paul Gitto

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 6 years ago

    Paul, this is an amazing view. I love the symmetry of the picture.Great work!!

  • Thanks Lori!
    I know this bridge quite well, that helped here.

    – Paul Gitto

  • Donna Adamski
    Donna Adamskialmost 6 years ago

    Great title and fabulous capture my friend :)

  • Thank you very much Orphie!

    – Paul Gitto

  • Anne Gitto
    Anne Gittoalmost 6 years ago

    Most excellent work. : }.

  • Thanks to you’re wonderful driving!

    – Paul Gitto

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 6 years ago

    I noticed that it was a bit too stained….are they going to do anything about this mess…………..

  • Not that I know of, perhaps with the new infrastructure initiative, maybe.
    It’s not that they don’t have the money at $10 round trip, that buys a lot of paint. Problem is it all goes to corruption and not corrosion.

    – Paul Gitto

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 6 years ago

    you are probably right……………..shame on the bureaucrats…………

  • I have some pictures from the trip that make this section look very good.

    – Paul Gitto

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 6 years ago

    looking forward to seeing them………

  • You’re twistin’ my arm!

    – Paul Gitto

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 6 years ago

    ha….someone has to ………….

  • I posted two for ya!
    I gotta run out for a few hours, will check back later!

    – Paul Gitto

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