What is the Longest Suspension Bridge in the United States?
Answer: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, New York
Road Traffic Technology - Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, located at the mouth of upper New York Bay, is the longest suspension bridge in the US. It is a double-decker suspension bridge with six lanes per deck. It is named after Giovanni di Verrazano, the first explorer to sail into the New York Harbour and the east coast of North America in 1524. The tolled bridge links Brooklyn with Staten Island and has a central span of 1,298.4m. Its overall length is 4,175.8m. The City of New York owns the bridge and MTA Bridges and Tunnels is the operator. The bridge was designed by Othmar H. Ammann and constructed from 1959 to 1964. It was opened to traffic in November 1964. The two towers of the bridge utilized 26,000t of steel. Up to 13,000 people were involved in the construction. The construction cost amounted to $320.1m.
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