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On NY1, it's Staten Island Week, and the focus is on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge which turns 40 this fall. NY1 has Gay Talese chronicling the bridge's history, a look at how the bridge changed Staten Island, and the crazy $8 toll. That toll does hurt, but the bridge is an elegant counterpoint to the Brooklyn Bridge's stone heft and the heavy metal (hee) workings of the other city bridges.

Here's the MTA site on the V-N Bridge. Satan's Laundromat has pictures of the anchorage and bridge and Dave Frieder has pictures from on the bridge. Wikipedia has more details as well as a list of the largest suspension bridges in the world (the Verrazano is #6). You can see what's happening with the bridge on a live cam from SILive. And one of the funniest things that happens on the bridge is that during the NYC Marathon, which starts there, men will pee off the side - it's a tradition, but it sucks if you're on the lower level.