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Guide to the New York State Assembly act regarding the naming of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 1977.580

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Matthew Gorham and Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 17, 2011
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: New York (State). Legislature. Assembly.
Title: New York State Assembly act regarding the naming of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Dates: 1960
Quantity: 0.01 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0072
Call Phrase: 1977.580
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Historical Note

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. The bridge is named for the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, the first known European explorer to enter New York Harbor and the Hudson River, and for the body of water it spans, called the Narrows. Construction on the bridge began in the summer of 1959 and the bridge's upper deck was opened in November of 1964. The lower deck of the bridge was completed in 1969. The construction of the bridge was the last major project overseen by New York State Parks Commissioner and Head of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, Robert Moses.

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Scope and Contents note

Copy of an act issued by the State of New York in Assembly to amend the highway law to provide that the Narrows Bridge be designated and known as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Dated February 8, 1960.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Legislative acts

Subject Topics

  • Bridges -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); New York State Assembly act regarding the naming of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, 1977.580, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Related Materials

Related archival collections at the Brooklyn Historical Society:

  1. 1977.293, Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge collection, 1964-1965
  2. 1979.021, Downtown Brooklyn Development Association records, 1929-1971

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of James A. Kelly, 1965.

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