The Narrows is a strait between the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. The first European explorer to traverse the strait was Giovanni da Verrazzano, in 1524. The Narrows has always been seen as a logical place for a connection between Staten Island and Brooklyn. This connection, in the form of the longest suspension bridge in the world at that time, was finally built in 1964. The intent was to name the bridge after Verrazzano, but due to a clerical error the bridge was named as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the time of opening. This misspelling persisted until 2018, when the second Z was formally added to the bridge’s name.
We’ve recreated the markers that were installed to direct travelers to the bridge in 1964. True to the signage that existed at the time, they use the original one-Z spelling. Every other aspect of the sign has been faithfully recreated too—the fonts used, the arrow, and the profile of the suspension bridge itself. Not even the most seasoned collector could tell the difference between an original and our replica!
Our Verrazno-Narrows bridge marker is printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. It can withstand the harsh New York elements while still looking great inside, thanks to its glossy, non-reflective coating. Choose from sizes of 12 inches in diameter all the way up to 36 inches in diameter. All sizes include two convenient mounting holes. (Looking for another New York bridge marker? Or another type of sign, either from New York or elsewhere? We have thousands of designs in our library, and are always happy to add more! We can also customize any sign in our library to meet your needs. Just contact Jake to get started on your custom order.)