Living by George Washington Bridge

In my way back from Manhattan to Fort Lee tonight, the magnificent construction of George Washington Bridge, illuminated with blue lights become apparent from far away. As I get closer it becomes more and more glorious.

I am fascinated by George Washington Bridge, one of the most astonishing bridges I have ever seen, which is within a short walking distance from my apartment (my cave) in Fort Lee. The lovely and small borough of Fort Lee in north of New Jersey was formed early in 1900s. It is located between Hudson River and Hackensack River.

In September 1927 Othmar Ammann (born in Switzerland) and Cass Gilbert (born in Ohio) constructed George Washington Bridge. The bridge was opened to traffic four years later on October 24, 1931. It contains two levels, an upper level with four lanes in each direction and a lower level with three lanes in each direction, in addition to two paths on either side of the bridge for pedestrian traffic. It is one of the world’s most traveled bridges; approximately $1 million per day is collected from toll.

Original name of bridge was the “Hudson River Bridge’’, Later on the name has changed in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States.

It is important to note that it is prohibited to take pictures of this great historical structure under the current lows due to security concern.

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