Happy 50th To The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (1964-2014)

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge that spans from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn over to Staten Island across the Narrows tidal strait. As an almost lifelong resident of Bay Ridge and being in a close enough proximity to where the bridge actually is, I regularly find myself down on the Shore Promenade walking around with my camera snagging visuals for all of my readers to enjoy. What I did with this particular post for the anniversary was to cull together a whole lot of shots from different points in time and from different angles for your maximum pleasure. I’ll make note when I can but for the most part its more fun to let your imagination run with you.

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

This one was taken from in the middle of John Paul Jones Park which is also lovingly referred to as “Cannonball Park”. Thinking of that as I pen this narrative makes me wonder why we never just referred to it as “Cannon Park” since the weapon is much more prominent than the balls are. Oh well. Neighborhood legendry.

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

These next three shots were taken over various parts of the day at a gathering for the Fourth of July at my friends The Emery’s who live in Bay Ridge Towers. They have a lovely vantage point of Bay Ridge as a whole and of course the bridge so I felt three shots were worthy.

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

verrazano bridge, verrazano bridge photos, brooklyn sights

That’s all I have for you readers with this one. Happy Anniversary to you Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. If you are nearby sometime please do park the car and take a walk down there to snap some shots of your own. Everyone has a camera on them in one fashion or another these days so why not add to your own Facebook or Instagram accounts in style. Who knows perhaps I will even join you. Comments are most welcome on this posting.

Official Wiki Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verrazano%E2%80%93Narrows_Bridge

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