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“Verrazano - Narrows Bridge : From Below”

Verrazano Narrows Bridge
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New York Sailboat Cruise with Wine Cheese and Charcuterie
Ranked #27 of 222 things to do in Brooklyn
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Verrazano - Narrows Bridge : From Below”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Verrazano_Narrows Bridge - which connects Brooklyn and Staten Island - in Greater NY area. Some interesting pics taken from my smartphone crossing the Verrazano BELOW it - in a friend's sail boat - in Aug 2013. We crossed it along side a large Car Carrier Ship which was only a few feet from scraping the Bridge's Bottom. We also passed the Queen Mary 2 setting sail out of NY on the same evening

Visited August 2013
Thank Jitendra M
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Beautiful bridge with a great bike path underneath”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

So, the Verrazano Bridge is another of my favorites. You can only walk or bike over it once a year - either as a NY Marathon runner OR during the Five Boro Bike Ride. A great place to get a good look at it is from underneath. You can pull off the Belt Parkway just before Exit 2 into a little parking lot. From there you can access the biking and walking trail that goes under the bridge. You can walk down to the Pier at 69th Street in Bay Ridge or in the other direction which lands you by a Wendy's, Toys R Us, and Kohls. Many south Brooklyn residents come here for the fresh air, near constant breeze, and a place to walk, run, roller blade or bike with no car interference. There are a few food trucks from time to time in the parking lot under the bridge or down a ways off the Belt. Very few places to use the restroom except in the shopping mall area. Lovely at sunset!

Visited July 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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116 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Engeeniring marvel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

I've been using this bridge for a daily commute for many years and is an engineering jewel. I did not like the fact that MTA that runs this bridge was contemplating to outsource bridge renovation to some Chinese company. G-d save America.

Visited July 2013
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White Plains
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“Really a Bridge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Bridge designs have changed but this bridge is still a world wonder. It's expensive, but one should go over it just for the view.

Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Verrazano Bridge - Staten Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Verrazano Bridge is a tremendous work. I sought it out via Staten Island and was amazed at it's size. I didn't have much time there - but there is a park surrounding the base and also includes coast guard and naval offices. Buses and taxis are not as readily available as those in Manhattan - so plan ahead.

Visited June 2013
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