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The Goethals Bridge, Staten Island

 

 Gothals Bridge from Staten Island

For years, ferries serviced the island, taking residents from Staten Island to New Jersey and vice versa.  During the late 1860's, the idea of a bridge connecting the two was introduced.  In 1890, a railroad bridge was constructed, connecting Elizabethport, New Jersey and Staten Island's Howland Hook Marine Terminal.  After the First World War, which lasted from 1914 to 1918, the demand rose for a bridge that could accommodate automobile traffic.  By 1923, the New York and New Jersey Bridge and Tunnel Commission announced that they would be constructing two bridges that would serve such a purpose; one connecting northwestern Staten Island to New Jersey and the other connecting southwestern Staten Island.

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