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IC-01: A Guide to the MTBTA Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Construction Photograph Collection

Identifier: IC-01

Scope and Contents

This collection contains eleven photographs of the construction of the Verrazano Narrows bridge.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1964

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright Notice The researcher assumes full responsibility for compliance with laws of copyright. The images are still the property of their creators, and requests for or use in publications should be directed to the Administrator of the MTA Special Archive, Laura Rosen. Laura Rosen Administrator, Special Archive MTBTA 2 Broadway, 22nd Floor New York, NY 646-252-7418

Biographical / Historical

The Verrazano-Narrows bridge was constructed in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, and was completed in November of 1964. It was built to permit the movement of vehicular traffic between Staten Island and Brooklyn and link parts of the Interstate Highway System. The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA, now MTA Bridges and Tunnels) was the agency predominantly responsible for the construction of the bridge, and received authorization to begin in 1955. At the time of its completion, it was the longest bridge in the world, but has since been surpassed.


11 Photographic Prints

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The photographs in this collection document the construction process from 1960 through 1964. They show the work in progress at various stages, and provide insight into the process. In addition, there are several photographs of workers, and one photograph of architect Othman H. Ammann with Robert Moses.


The items in this collection are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These photographs were donated to the CSI Archives & Special Collections on October 26th, 2004 following their use in an exhibition at the college.

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Repository Details

Part of the CSI Archives & Special Collections Repository