THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOS
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge spans New York Harbor between Staten Island and Brooklyn. Named for explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, whose name is misspelled on the bridge, it has a central span of 4,260 feet and was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its completion in 1964, surpassing the Golden Gate Bridge by 60 feet. Today it has the eleventh longest main span in the world, while retaining its place as the longest suspension bridge span in the Americas. Its massive towers can be seen throughout a good part of the New York metropolitan area, including from spots in all five boroughs of New York City and in New Jersey.
In August 2014 we had another SuperMoon event and I took advantage to go visit this Bridge. It was an amazing summer night and I really enjoyed being out to capture all the beauty of the Bridge against the backdrop of the full moon.
The first photo in this collection won 3RD PLACE in the Photography category and 6TH PLACE OVERALL in the CityScapes 2015 Online Art Exhibition sponsored by the Light Space & Time Art Gallery. You can read more about the awards here.
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