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Near Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Verrazano Bridge

 
 
Verrazano Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
 
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. Marker is on west end of bridge crossing the Sinepuxent Bay. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin MD 21811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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. Stephen Tyng Mather (a few steps from this marker); Berlin / Snow Hill / Wallops Flight Facility / Chincoteague (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); You're looking out over… A Productive Nursery (about 800 feet away); Sheltered Waters (about 800 feet away); Caring for the Bay (about 800 feet away); The Wild Ponies (approx. ¼ mile away); Beach to Bay Indian Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Treasures from the Past (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
 
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 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, August 9, 2021
2. Verrazano Bridge Marker
Verrazano Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
3. Verrazano Bridge
Bridge crosses Sinepuxent Bay and leads to Assateague National Seashore.
Assateague Visitor Center Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
4. Assateague Visitor Center Sign
Verrazano Bridge and Foot/Bike Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 14, 2008
5. 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
6. Ocean City from Verrazano Bridge
Information Marker 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
7. Information Marker 1
Information Marker 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
8. Information Marker 2
Information Marker 3 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
9. Information Marker 3
Information Marker 4 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
10. Information Marker 4
Visitors Center Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
11. Visitors Center Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6,082 times since then and 173 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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