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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge & map of New York Bay
Date Issued: 1964-11-21
Postage Value: 5 cents

Commemorative issue
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge & map of New York Bay

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which links Long Island and Staten Island at the entrance to New York harbor, is a span of 4,260 feet (1,298 m). Four principal cables pass over the top of cellular steel towers, which rise 690 feet (2210 m) above the water. These cables were designed to carry 12 lanes of traffic on two decks. Total weight of steel in the bridge is 150,000 tons. Overall cost of the structure was $325 million.

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