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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

 
 
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge plaque inscription image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2, 2020
1. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge plaque inscription
Inscription.  
Completed 1964 was the final Link on the Metropolitan Arterial System affording Through Highway Travel to the South and West.

Map of the principal Routes of Travel existing previous to and during the American Revolutionary Period
 
Erected 1964 by Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts.
 
Location. 40° 36.029′ N, 74° 3.869′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Lily Pond Avenue and Major Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Lily Pond Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Othmar Hermann Ammann (a few steps from this marker); Staten Island War Dog Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Four Chaplains (approx. 0.4 miles away); Father Capodanno Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Wadsworth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arthur Von Briesen Park
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2, 2020
2. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge plaque
In its entirety, with the aforementioned map. Below it, "Stones from the Verrazano castle, Greve in Chianti - Italy
(approx. half a mile away); Dry Moat and Counterscarp (approx. half a mile away); Battery Duane (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Regarding The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Governor Nelson Rockefeller preferred the “American” version with one “Z” and the contracts were so written. In 2018 a compromise bill officially corrected the spelling to “Verrazzano”, but to keep costs down, it would only be changed on replacement signs.
 
Also see . . .  Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. (Submitted on October 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge commemoration image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 20, 2014
3. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge commemoration
The bronze Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority medallion is missing.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 31, 2013
4. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge commemoration plaza image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2, 2020
5. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge commemoration plaza
A small plaque to Othmar Ammenn is visible to the far left; the TBTA medallion was restored.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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