Friday, April 10, 2009

Then and Now: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

It's been a long while since I posted up some Then and Now photos. This isn't quite Sunset Park, but it's close, and the photos are both pretty darn cool.


Vicariously_Me uploaded the above photo to the Best View in Brooklyn photo pool, and it gives me the perfect excuse to share the photograph seen below. According to Tony, who sent this photo to me many months ago, the shot was taken around 1963, while the Verrazano was under construction. He says, "the cables had just been completed and the roadway support wasn't put in yet. The opening of the bridge in 1964 caused the closing of the ferry line" on the 69th Street Pier.

2 comments:

jtp2106 said...

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2219735&id=105954&l=78cc2a2714

I was riding my bike down near the Verrazano the other day and took some good pictures. Take a look

sleepwalker said...

Wow- Great engineering shot of the road less bridge! I knew that was how they did it but had never seen it!