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“Stunning Scenic Views from the Belt Parkway”

Verrazano Narrows Bridge
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Owner description: The second longest suspension bridge in the world has historic Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn on one end, and Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island on the other.
Brooklyn, New York
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26 attraction reviews
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“Stunning Scenic Views from the Belt Parkway”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

You do not have to spend the 13 dollars to cross it. Just approach from Manhattan to have you breath taken away

Visited November 2011
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Architectural Art”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

It is a beautiful bridge. It can be seen for miles from an airplane or from the East or West bike, walk, or run path that lead directly under it. Fort Hamilton Army Base holds a Run for the Fallen around the 3rd week of August every year. Look for it and participate. Crossing the bridge from Brooklyn will run you $13. Quite ridiculous considering the bridge had to have been paid for years ago. John Paul Johns, found under the bridge on the Brooklyn side is beautiful and provides the bridge as a backdrop for many a wedding.

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Brooklyn, New York
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“Longest Suspension Bridge In The U.S.A.!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

The Verrazano is the longest suspension bridge in all of the U.S. Why is the Golden Gate so much more popular? Probably because it's red, or maybe because it is not a pedestrian or bicyclist bridge. Motor vehicles only are allowed on the bridge.

A waterfront park/path travels along the Brooklyn side for about 2 miles in each direction. This path is great for a bike ride, and is also a decent place to bird watch. Plus the pier at the Western end has a great view of Downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. At night the bridge is lit up nicely.

The major downside to the bridge is the toll, which is currently $13 for a round trip.

Visited August 2012
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New York, New York, United States
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“One of the Wonders of Brooklyn”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

What needs to be said other than as a Brooklynite, its a Great Bridge with fabulous views of the NY harbor as the Narrows. Early morning when the fog and low hanging clouds are moving in from off the water, the bridge takes on a beautiful mystical appearance. Only two wishes is that they reduce the ridiculous toll ($13) and hoped a walkway would have been built.

Visited July 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is the hallmark of our trips home to New York from the South! Coming into Brooklyn on a clear day, you can see the magnificent New York Skyline, New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. When we see the Verrazano come in to view, we know that we are home!

Visited March 2012
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