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Near Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Verrazano Bridge
 
Verrazano Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 14, 2008
1. Verrazano Bridge Marker
 
Inscription. Named in 1976 for the courageous Florentine navigator, Giovanni da Verrazano (c. 1485-1528.) In the ship La Dauphine under a commission from King Francis I of France, he explored the Atlantic coastline of North America in the spring of 1524, searching in vain for a rout to Asia. In the crew of 50 was his brother, the map maker Girolamo da Verrazano. Some historians believe the navigator came ashore near here, calling the land Arcadia because of the beauty of the trees.
 
Erected by Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 14.842′ N, 75° 9.126′ W. Marker is near Berlin, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on MD 611, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on west end of bridge crossing the Sinepuxent Bay. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin MD 21811, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Tyng Mather (a few steps from this marker); Beach to Bay Indian Trail (approx. mile away); Treasures from the Past (approx. mile away); The Wild Ponies (approx. mile away); Swindler Park (approx. 2 miles away); "Genesar" (approx. 2.2 miles away); Olde Sinepuxent (approx. 3.3 miles away); Life-Saving Station (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berlin.
 
Assateague Visitor Center Sign Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
2. Assateague Visitor Center Sign
 

 
Also see . . .  Assateague Island National Seashore. National Park Service site for the seashore. While most famous for the wild horses, the park offers several historic and cultural sites of note. And of course there is also the beach. (Submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Verrazano Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
3. Verrazano Bridge
Bridge crosses Sinepuxent Bay and leads to Assateague National Seashore.
 
 
Verrazano Bridge and Foot/Bike Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 14, 2008
4. Verrazano Bridge and Foot/Bike Bridge
Maryland 611 crosses the bridge section to the left. A foot and bicycle bridge is on the right. For vehicles, there is a fee to enter the park. For visitors on foot or bicycle, there is no fee to enter Assateague National Seashore. However, the distance across the bridge to the beach areas is around two miles.
 
 
Ocean City from Verrazano Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
5. Ocean City from Verrazano Bridge
 
 
Information Marker 1 Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
6. Information Marker 1
 
 
Information Marker 2 Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
7. Information Marker 2
 
 
Information Marker 3 Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
8. Information Marker 3
 
 
Information Marker 4 Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
9. Information Marker 4
 
 
Visitor's Center Building Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
10. Visitor's Center Building
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,069 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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