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 Brooklyn Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bridges were not tested in wind tunnels until the 1950s - well after the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the 1940s.
The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1977 and on March 24, 1983 the bridge was designated a National Historic Engineering Landmark.
A dramatization of the challenges faced by the Roebling family during construction of the bridge are portrayed in the BBC documentary series Seven Wonders of the Industrial World.
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 Verrazano Narrows Bridge - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The bridge is owned by the City of New York and operated by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, an affiliate agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York).
The plans to build the bridge caused considerable controversy in the neighborhood of Bay Ridge, since many families had settled in homes in the area where the bridge now stands and were forced to relocate.
The bridge is featured prominently at the opening of the New York City Marathon every November, which begins in Staten Island near the approach to the bridge.
voyager.in /Verrazano_Narrows_Bridge   (1071 words)

  
 Verrazano Narrows Bridge at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 and with the larger lower bay.
The bridge is featured prominently at the opening of the New York City Marathon, the course of which begins in Staten Island near the approach the bridge.
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge is owned by the City of New York and operated by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, an affiliate agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York).
www.wiki.tatet.com /Verrazano_Narrows_Bridge.html   (283 words)

  
 Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
vehicular suspension bridge, New York City, across the Narrows at the entrance to New York harbor, linking the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Designed by O. Ammann, the bridge was completed in 1964.
It is the longest suspension bridge in the United States, with a main span of 4,260 ft (1,298 m).
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry/VerraznNr   (126 words)

  
 NYC Information: Discovery and Settlement
Giovanni da VERRAZANO may have been the first European to explore the region, and Henry HUDSON visited it, but Dutch settlements truly began the city.
The population explosion that took place in the 19th and 20th centuries was due to an influx of Italian and Irish immigrants.
The region remained largely unsettled and rural because of its relative isolation from the rest of the city.
www.ny.com /histfacts/settlement.html   (389 words)

  
 Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, vehicular suspension bridge, New York City, across the Narrows at the entrance to New York harbor, linking the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island.
New York Bay - New York Bay, arm of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Hudson River, SE N.Y. and NE N.J.,...
Runners cross the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at the start of the New York City Marathon.
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 Tours and News
sight enhanced by the Verrazano Narrows Bridge as it
We’ll also see the lovely Queensboro Bridge and its
churches, the Manhattan Bridge Arch and Colonnade, Seward
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