Yeah, well, it's a bridge, it's long, the toll is expensive, and I guess it looks nice. I give it an excellent rating because it gets you there as it's supposed to.
Entrances and exits to the Belt Parkway are tight and not well designed, the cars move at a crawl and we have taken the bridge many many times. From a distance the bridge looks beautiful with sleek lines but getting on and off it is to be avoided. Also, the cost of crossing is remarkably high.
Whenever travelling to Brookyn and going either to Staten Island or continuing to New Jersey via the bridge we cannot help but be impressed by its grandeur. It is worthwhile to ride on the top level and view Manhattan on the route from Brooklyn to Staten Island. You can also glimpse the Statue of Liberty from the bridge. Although the... More
The Verrazano is a highlight of my daily bike route. As well as being a great NY landmark, it offers nice shade and variation of landscape along the south Brooklyn bike path. Not to be missed and it's super tall!
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... More
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... More
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.
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.
If you are visiting New York and have the opportunity to drive over the Verrazano as a passenger, I highly recommend it. The views are breathtaking as you are extremely high up in the air. This is the same bridge featured in the classic John Travolta film, "Saturday Night Fever." Its construction changed the face of New York City dramatically... More
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