archives and special collections, college of staten island, cuny
title: arches of steel, image of verrazano narrows bridge

| home | the narrows | from transportation asset to barrier | winning support for the bridge |
| construction | dedication | assessment | image gallery | bibliography | credits |

IMAGE GALLERY

While under construction, the beauty of the bridge was a source of comment. The completed bridge has been considered a striking landmark, marking the entry to New York Harbor. The photographs and comments that follow illustrate the power and aesthetic achievement of the bridge.

"...the realization that all this grace is merely an instrument for the insensate rush of endless ribbons of cars, trucks, and buses is too depressingly mundane to contemplate in this moment of magnificent birth."
New York Times, November 22, 1964.

image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Photograph: Dave Frieder, c2001.
image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Photograph: Dave Frieder, c2001.
image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Photograph: Dave Frieder, c2001.
image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Photograph: Dave Frieder, c2001.
image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Library of Congress, HAER, NY, 24-BROK, 57-3
image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Library of Congress, HAER, NY, 24-BROK, 57-8
image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Library of Congress, HAER, NY, 24-BROK, 57-16
image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Library of Congress, HAER, NY, 24-BROK, 57-20
image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Library of Congress, HAER, NY, 24-BROK, 57-18
image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Library of Congress, HAER, NY, 24-BROK, 57-19
image of verrazano-narrows bridge
Library of Congress, HAER, NY, 24-BROK, 57-23

| home | the narrows | from transportation asset to barrier | winning support for the bridge |
| construction | dedication | assessment | image gallery | bibliography | credits |

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