This iconic double-decker suspension bridge that connects Staten Island to Brooklyn spans some 4,260 feet and was once the longest bridge of its kind on earth. Perhaps best known as the starting point for the famed New York City Marathon, it offers stunning views of incredible city skylines and easy passage between two of the Big Apple’s boroughs.
Opened in 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was the last public works project in the city that was overseen by the famous Robert Moses. Roughly 12,000 people helped to construct this incredible thruway and since every cruise ship bound for ports in New York or New Jersey has to pass beneath this bridge, its height and specifications are taken into consideration when ships are designed.
The bridge’s toll is $11.08 for drivers using E-ZPass and $16 for all other vehicles. The fare is only collected on cars entering State Island.