Name Of New York City Bridge Has Been Misspelled For Decades The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was named after Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. Somewhere along the way, a z got dropped. Now there's an effort to fix the spelling of the bridge's name.

Name Of New York City Bridge Has Been Misspelled For Decades

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with a question - what's in a name? Apparently, two Z's. For more than 50 years, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City has been misspelled. The bridge was named after the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano - two Z's - who discovered New York Harbor in 1524. Somewhere along the way, a Z got dropped. A college student started a petition to correct the spelling, and now the state Senate has passed a bill that would restore the name of the bridge to its full double-Z glory. It's MORNING EDITION. No Z's.

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