US 1964 Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 5c. Scott. 1258

US 1964 Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 5c. Scott. 1258

Series: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Issue

Stamp details: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Map of New York Bay

Issued date: 21-11-1964 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1258
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1240
Michel (Germany): 873
Yvert et Tellier (France): 774

Dimensions (height x width):
40mm x 25mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Blue green
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Bridge, Map, River, Ship

Total print: 120,005,000 (estimate)

Description: The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. It spans the Narrows, a body of water linking the relatively enclosed Upper New York Bay with Lower New York Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the only fixed crossing of the Narrows. The double-deck bridge carries 13 lanes of Interstate 278, with seven lanes on the upper level and six on the lower level. The span is named for Giovanni da Verrazzano, who in 1524 was the first European explorer to enter New York Harbor and the Hudson River.