After Coney Island we headed to Staten Island for the rest of the afternoon. To get there we crossed the impressive Verrazano Bridge.
At one time the longest span suspension bridge in the world, it is still an impressive structure with 8 lanes on each of the two decks.
We arrived at the other side and went to Fort Wadsworth.
Being on a hill at the narrows entering New York Harbor, this site has been a military post since the 1600s with the Dutch. The existing structure was built in the mid 1800s.
As we continued our hike we had a great look at the underside of the bridge.
When the Verrazano Bridge was being designed the community insisted they bypass both this fort and Forth Hamilton on the Brooklyn side. They did bypass it, but not by much.
Just south of the fort is South Beach, a bit of tropics in Staten Island. The view in the distance is Brooklyn.
Our final view was of a large cargo ship passing under the bridge.