Some of our younger readers, it’s hard to imagine Staten Island without the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. In a lot of ways, it’s become the symbol of our island. But the Verrazano, once the longest suspension bridge in the world was only completed in 1964.
The video above shows a handful of random archival footage, showing the Verrazano in various stages of construction. If you can look past the timecode and other annoying titles on screen, it’s interesting to look back at the iconic structure in days gone by. It’s just too bad there’s so little. Like with much old media, time can be devastating. I’m just happy we have this much.
Chris is a communications professional with a passion for pop culture, media, and all things creative. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a specialization in Media Studies and has experience in running a pop-culture website, freelance writing, coaching, and speaking engagements. He has worked behind the scenes on music albums and co-founded a boutique web design and marketing firm. He is also an amateur photographer and musician. He is always looking for the next exciting project to dive into.