The bridge was named after the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano who in 1524, became the first European to enter New York Harbor and the Hudson River. Here, an aerial view shows the construction on the massive structure.
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The construction of the massive bridge was dangerous work -- three workers were tragically killed and many more were injured. Here, workers try to connect a 390 ton chunk of steel to another as they work toward the completion on the structure.