Verratsano-Narrows is one of the world's largest suspension bridges connecting New York's Brooklyn and Staten Island. The length of the central span of the bridge is 1298 m, the side spans - 370.5 m. Pylons with a height of 211 m, on which the carrying cables of the bridge are suspended, are visible from most of New York. The bridge is “two-storied”, on each of the “floors” there are 6 lanes for the movement of vehicles.
The bridge was built in 1964 and named in honor of Italian navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano, the first European to enter New York Bay and the Hudson River. Until 1981, the bridge was the largest suspension bridge in the world; January 2014 - is the 11th in the world in this parameter, and the first in the United States among the bridges of this design.