The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is, in my opinion, one of the more underrated bridges in New York City.
It doesn’t have the grand history of the Brooklyn Bridge. It doesn’t carry as much traffic as the George Washington Bridge. It hasn’t been immortalized in Simon & Garfunkel song like the 59th Street Bridge (also called the Queensboro Bridge and now [offically] named the Edward Koch Queensboro Bridge). But yet, it has a charm and a beauty all it’s own.
There is a park that runs along the Belt Parkway on the eastern side of the Verrazano. It includes a walking path that stretches all the way back to Ceasar’s Bay Shopping Center at Bay Parkway. People run, jog and walk along the path. During the summer, many people fish off the walkway as well. Kids play in the park and it’s not uncommon to see kites in the sky.
From the Brooklyn side, you can often catch the sun setting behind the Verrazano. Last fall, I caught it setting behind the Staten Island side of the bridge. In late July, however, it sets behind the Brooklyn side. This allows for some nice sunset shots. I spent some time there a few weeks ago and came away with these shots.
All three of these shots were shot on the same day, within minutes of each other. I happen to like the fact that the composition and processing of the photos give each one a distinct feel from the others.
What do you think? I’d love to hear from you.