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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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BH Photo #117458

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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
268,692
Inventory numbers
NY 5522508 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26427 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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