George Washington Bridge

Leo Bronshteyn

The George Washington Bridge, as of 2007, is the busiest motor vehicle bridge in the world and once was the longest bridge too.  It connects Fort Lee, New Jersey to Washington Heights of New York City.  The bridge makes it easier for New Jerseyans to travel to, work in, and enjoy New York City. I never knew it was the longest main span bridge until the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in California.

After finding out what a feat it must have been to construct the longest bridge I realized how difficult it must have been for the actual laborers that built the bridge.  A total of 12 men died over the years of construction and their memory lives on.  I learned that there much more to the bridge than just the beauty of it, especially when looking into how it came to be.

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About urba0090

is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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