Presentation on theme: "The Queen Mary 2 Clearing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge Photos by Randy Zane Bridge Statistics Average tide is 228 feet below the bridge Longest main span."— Presentation transcript:
The Queen Mary 2 Clearing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge Photos by Randy Zane Bridge Statistics Average tide is 228 feet below the bridge Longest main span of suspension bridge in North America (4,260 feet) 2 roadway levels, crossed by 60 million vehicles per year The road is 12 feet lower in the summer when the metal in the bridge expands! Ship Statistics Height: (keel to funnel) 236.2 feet Draft: 32 feet, 10 inches Length: 1,132 feet Passengers: 2,665 + 1,275 crew
Pam and Stacy in the center of the helicopter hover circle on deck 13 as we approach the bridge
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge links Brooklyn (left) to Staten Island (right).
Note that the Captain isn’t taking any chances – he aims for dead-center of the bridge!
Getting closer – and getting the attention of the guests on deck!