dawn by the verrazano narrows bridge

marianne troia

Staten Island, United States

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this photo was taken on 10/31/08 i stopped by before going to work to get a few photos. the verrazano narrows bridge connects staten island to brooklyn in new york city.
until the building of the verrazano narrows bridge in 1964, the island’s only connections with new york were ferries that crossed the harbor between the island, manhattan and brooklyn. under normal conditions, the five miles crossing to manhattan could be made in half an hour, the mile crossing to brooklyn in about ten minutes. but if the bay was heavy with ice, or if a fog suddenly closed in, either trip could take much longer. And on clear days, when the ferries had no trouble in making their crossings on schedule, they were often so crowded, particularly on summer weekends, that drivers had to wait for hours to get to one. on the bridge, the crossing to brooklyn can be made in three or four minutes.
i remember taking the brooklyn ferry to go visit my grandparents before the bridge was built. showing my age – lol

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