Photographer's Note

I believe, this is the Verrazano bridge, named after Giovanni Verrazano, one of the discoverers of New York.

"Giovanni da Verrazano or Verrazzano (c. 1485 c.1528) was an early explorer of North America. Verrazano sailed for France and is renowned as the European discoverer of many features of the Atlantic coast of the United States and Canada, including New York Harbor, where the Verrazano Narrows Bridge is named in his honor."

"The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (properly written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay with the larger lower bay. The bridge is named for Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano, the first known European navigator to enter New York Harbor and the Hudson River. It has a center span of 4,260 feet (1,298 m) and was the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its completion in 1964 (it now has the seventh longest center span but remains the longest suspension bridge in the United States). The bridge furnishes a critical link in the local and regional highway system. It is widely known today as the starting point of the New York City Marathon. Among local residents it is often referred to as simply "The Verrazano."

This is my favourite bridge in New York City, it is grand.

The shot has been taken from New Jersey shore at about 8-9 p.m. I liked the view on the lit bridge in the darkness of the sky and the water. I used a parapet as a tripod.

The building that is seen on the left, is probably the Empire State building.

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Viewed: 1945
Points: 2
Additional Photos by Irina Prokofyeva (Traveller) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 14 N: 98] (672)
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