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Verrazano Narrows Bridge 1964

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  • New York, USA
  • Across The Narrows
  • Main span 1298m/4260ft
  • Suspension bridge
  • 12 lanes on 2 decks
  • Length 1298m/4260ft
  • Designed by Othmar Ammann
  • Built Between 1959 and 1964
  • A greater weight in structural steel than any other bridge

DECK

  • 2 Decks over 30m/100ft wide
  • 2 levels joined by a truss

TOWERS

  • Single deep beam at the head
  • Cellular bridge towers each of 27,000 tonnes of steel

PIERS

  • In river excavated caissons

CABLES

  • Four 0.9m / 36in cables