Sunday, November 25, 2007

Verrazano Bridge on a Cloudy Day

The Verrazano Bridge is a suspension bridge which connects the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York to Staten Island. When construction of the bridge was completed in 1964, it became the longest suspension bridge in the world. A few other suspension bridges have been built since which are longer, but it remains the longest in the United States. The second longest in the U.S. is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Many people today know the Verrazano Bridge as the starting point for the New York City Marathon.

I took this picture of the Verrazano Bridge on a cloudy day last January. This picture reminds me of my childhood. I grew up in Bay Ridge and spent many weekend afternoons bike riding with my father and brother along this bike path. Since this is Thanksgiving weekend and I am thankful for my family, I thought I would post this picture.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful photo!

Anonymous said...

Do you sell your photographs? I love this picture of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and think that it would look great in my office.

Ed Miyashiro said...

Yes. My photographs are available for sale. Please feel free to contact me at ed@1lifephoto.com for further details.

Ed Miyashiro said...

My friend Lou correctly pointed out to me today that the full name of this bridge is the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Lou is quite familiar with the bridge because he grew in Staten Island and often took the bridge to get to the more interesting borough of Brooklyn. Ahaha!

InSu said...

Great shot! Love the pic and it reminds me of my childhood when I use to walk along there and drive around the bridge.

Ed Miyashiro said...

Thanks In Su! You are missed here in NYC. For those who don't know, In Su and I went to high school together many, MANY years ago. Say hello to your husband and kids for me.