Quantcast

George Washington Bridge

Washington Heights / Inwood

explore visiting   favorite add to favorites

The two-level George Washington Bridge (GWB) crosses the Hudson River between upper Manhattan (West 178th Street) and Fort Lee, New Jersey and forms part of Interstate Highway I-95.

This suspension bridge was designed by Othmar H. Ammann who was the Port Authority's Chief Engineer during that time. Ground was broken for the original six-lane bridge in October 1927. The Port Authority opened the bridge to traffic on October 25, 1931.(The Building of the Bridge: A Gallery of Photographs) In 1946, two additional lanes were provided on the upper level.

The lower level was opened on August 29, 1962. This increased the capacity of the bridge by 75 percent, making the GWB the world's only 14-lane suspension bridge, and it is now one of the world's busiest bridges. Mr. Ammann also served as a consultant on the addition of the lower level. In 1981, the George Washington Bridge was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Sites & Attractions Washington Heights / Inwood

Update this organization

Your full name (required)

Your email address (required)

Your organization (if applicable)

Your phone number (required)

Internet Address:
ec2-44-222-189-51.compute-1.amazonaws.com

Changes (required)
What changes do you recommend we make to this page? Please be specific, providing correct dates, spelling, etc.


map Book a Tour favorite Donate alternate_email Email Signup

find events

May 2024
SMTWTFS
   
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
2728293031 
June 2024
SMTWTFS
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
September 2024
SMTWTFS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
November 2024
SMTWTFS
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Features

Categories

neighborhoods

arrow_drop_up