The bridge: the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Toward the end of 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge--linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island--was completed. Fifty years later, it remains an engineering marvel. At 13,700 feet (more than two and a half miles), it is still the longest suspension bridge in the United States and the sixth longest in the world. Gay Talese, then early in his career at the New York Times, closely followed the construction, and soon after the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering, he chronicled the human drama of its completion--from the construction workers high on the beams to the backroom dealing that displaced whole neighborhoods to make way for the bridge. Now in a new, beautifully packaged edition featuring dozens of breathtaking photos and architectural drawings, The Bridge remains both a riveting narrative of politics and courage and a demonstration of Talese's consummate skills as a reporter and storyteller. His memorable narrative will help celebrate the bridge's fiftieth anniversary and captivate a new generation of readers.
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subject_facet Bridges -- United States -- 20th century -- Pictorial works, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA), Suspension bridges -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- Pictorial works, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Bridges, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (New York, N.Y.) -- History, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
title_display The bridge : the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
title_full The Bridge The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, The bridge : the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge / Gay Talese
title_short The bridge :
title_sub the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
topic_facet Bridges, Engineering, HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA), History, Nonfiction, Suspension bridges