Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, 55 Years Ago Today – Part One

October 21, 1964, I was fortunate to be there, …in New York City, walking around the Staten Island side of this brand new and, at that time, longest suspension bridge in the world. In an hour or two the ribbon cutting would facilitate the official opening, and we would be among the first to cross.

“New York’s Finest” on foot, and on motorcycle, as the latter start one final sweep of the roadway just prior to the official opening.

See Part Two, as we prepare to cross the new bridge, which after 2018 became correctly and officially named as the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge with two z’s, finally conforming to the explorer’s actual name.  Giovanni va Verrazzano was the first documented European explorer to sail through this waterway, in 1524! 

Thanks for viewing, zoom in for a closer look on these original 35mm film images, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

3 thoughts on “Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, 55 Years Ago Today – Part One

  1. EJ; Actually, I was surprised to get these results with these relatively small files, most around 100 KB – compared to my usual 3 to 5 GB today, and in some cases over 20gb. When scanned some 10 or more years ago, the file sizes were adequate for the day – my project at that time involved 15,000 or so slides and took a really long time! 🙂

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