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Two MTA Bridges and Tunnels workers rescued a one-month-old peregrine falcon from danger after it landed on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge’s roadway and couldn’t take flight. Here’s the story, via MTA press release: MTA Bridges and Tunnels Maintainers Ed Sheehan and Asif Subhan were in a sweeper truck doing routine cleaning near the Brooklyn tower in the early morning hours…

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The following is a message from the MTA: There will be full and partial closures of the upper level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for the removal and installation of new steel sign gantries during overnight hours from June 23 through June 28. The upper level of the bridge will be fully closed three nights during…

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A plan is in the works for a new upper deck on the Verrazano Bridge, which aims to make the nation’s longest suspension bridge to be “pothole-proof.” The deck, slated for construction this fall, will be made of a “lighter steel orthotropic material “topped with a two-inched layer of modified asphalt knows as Rosphalt to replace…

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The following is a press release from the MTA: The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed from 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 4 for the annual TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event. Motorists should expect…

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The United States Postal Service issued a brand new stamp depicting the Verrazano Narrows Bridge on March 4, commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s largest suspension bridges. From the postal service’s description: [T]he stamp captures the grandeur of the Verrazano, not only showing its sheer size and scale, but also giving a sense…

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The campaign to pressure the Metropolitan Transit Authority to expand the multi-trip discount toll discount plan on the Verrazano-Narrows bridge to Brooklynites has kicked up a notch, with Senator Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis launching a petition and website to that end. The petition is hosted at TheTollsAreTooDamnHigh.com, It reads: In 2012, in response…

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A box truck erupted into flames on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Tuesday, causing traffic backups and drawing firefighters to the scene. The truck was on the Brooklyn-bound upper-level of the bridge when it ignited at approximately 7:30 p.m., reports NBC New York. A driver and passenger escaped the vehicle unharmed. It took firefighters approximately 30…