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West Jersey Bridge


West Jersey Bridge

1920 design

Photo from old postcard


View this photo at stuffnobodycaresabout.com

BH Photo #458496



Wire suspension bridge over Hudson River on unknown roads
New York City, New York County, New York, and Hudson County, New Jersey
Never built
Proposed but George Washington Bridge built instead
- Gustav Lindenthal of Brno, Cisleithania, Austro-Hungarian Empire (Now known as Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic) (Design)
Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.77413, -74.00210   (decimal degrees)
40°46'27" N, 74°00'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/584211/4514163 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86988 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs


  • Geoff Hubbs


West Jersey Bridge
Posted October 18, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


The process of bridging the Hudson River at New York City was a complex and difficult one, and many different proposals were made over the years. This photo depicts one of the more famous proposals by famous engineer Gustav Lindenthal, featuring his trademark braced chain suspension bridge design which he often proposed for any long-span crossing, despite it never gaining popularity. If you will refer to page 3 in this historical document available on my coverage at HistoricBridges.org for the George Washington Bridge, you will see a rendering for the as-built George Washington Bridge, with the proposed stone covering in place, which was later canceled, although the design of the bridge itself was not changed. The design as built was NOT designed by Lindenthal nor is it a braced chain design. https://historicbridges.org/newyork/georgewashington/gwb1.pd...

West Jersey Bridge
Posted October 18, 2019, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Yes Art, this bridge would have been at 57th Street NYC, over 120 blocks south of the current GWB location.

West Jersey Bridge
Posted October 17, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I know that the GWB was designed for the piers to have a stone facing. Due to the depression that expenditure was delayed. After a while people liked it the way it was and the stone facing was never applied.

With that in mind, is this an early rendering of the GWB of a completely different bridge for a different location on the Hudson?


Art S.