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New York - Verrazano-Narrows Bridge between New York City and Staten Island is the largest suspension bridge in the world.  Total length of bridge is 13,700 ft; length of suspended structure, 6,690 ft; main span, 4,260 ft; each side span, 1,215 ft; width, 103 ft.  The main towers reach 690 ft above the mean high water and the clearance at center is 228 ft above the mean high water.  On two decks with roadways of 74 ft in width, twelve lanes of traffic will carry vehicles across the Narrows.  (Photo by U.S. Steel Corporation)

New York - Verrazano-Narrows Bridge between New York City and Staten Island is the largest suspension bridge in the world. Total length of bridge is 13,700 ft; length of suspended structure, 6,690 ft; main span, 4,260 ft; each side span, 1,215 ft; width, 103 ft. The main towers reach 690 ft above the mean high water and the clearance at center is 228 ft above the mean high water. On two decks with roadways of 74 ft in width, twelve lanes of traffic will carry vehicles across the Narrows. (Photo by U.S. Steel Corporation)


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