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George Washington Bridge

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George Washington Bridge

Viewed from Wright Park in March of 2005

(c) 2005 by Michael Minn

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Overview
Suspension bridge over Hudson River on I-95 in New York
Location
New York City, New York County, New York, and Bergen County, New Jersey
Status
Open to a total of 14 lanes of traffic
History
Opened to traffic October 25, 1931; lower level opened August 29, 1962
Builders
- Allston Dana (Engineer)
- Cass Gilbert of Zanesville, Ohio (Architect)
- Leon Moisseiff of Riga, Latvia (Engineer)
- Othmar Ammann of Feuerthalen, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 3,280.7 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Total length: 5,082.3 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Deck width: 87.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.85159, -73.95248   (decimal degrees)
40°51'06" N, 73°57'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/588295/4522810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Central Park
Inventory numbers
NY 5522508 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26427 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 45.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
268,692

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2016: New photos from Nathan Myers
  • August 1, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 2, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 27, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • October 5, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • July 5, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • April 19, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • July 15, 2008: New photos from Michael Minn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Wikipedia
  • Michael Minn
  • HAER NY-129 - George Washington Bridge, Spanning Hudson River between Manhattan & Fort Lee, New York, New York County, NY
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Myers - nathanmyers94 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

George Washington Bridge
Posted July 16, 2009, by Kenneth Canty, PE (kcanty [at] freelandconstruction [dot] com)

The main Span is 3500 feet, not 3,280