The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge as Seen From the Belt Parkway

Paul Gitto

Whiting, United States

  • Available
  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 15

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor



Artist's Description

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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 while driving on the Belt Parkway with a Nikon D70s 18mmFL 1/320sec F/9

Artwork Comments

  • Donna Wilkins
  • Paul Gitto
  • Lori Peters
  • Paul Gitto
  • Lynn Bawden
  • Paul Gitto
  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
  • Paul Gitto
  • reflector
  • Paul Gitto
  • linda858100
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez
  • Paul Gitto
  • leystan
  • Paul Gitto
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.