Record ID: 210

Site Name

George Washington Bridge

Type

Bridges and Tunnels

Description

Connects New Jersey and upper Manhattan (179th St.) across the Hudson River. Main span is 3700', with two towers 600' tall. Built by Othman Ammann at cost of $59 million; opened in 1931; second deck added in 1962. Little Red Schoolhouse located at base of NYC-side tower. Nine miles north of the Battery. Water below it flows with semidiurnal tidal current. Under the bridge, ebbing current (southward) upwards of 2.5 knots, flooding (northward) about 2 knots. Tidal swing averages about 5'.

Spans Hudson River, linking New Jersey and upper Manhattan Island. Opened in 1931 (Image Id: 1695)
Spans Hudson River, linking New Jersey and upper Manhattan Island. Opened in 1931 (Image Id: 1695)

GW Bridge from north and from the water. Littel Red Lighthouse on NYC side (Left in picture) [Image Id: 1696]
GW Bridge from north and from the water. Littel Red Lighthouse on NYC side (Left in picture) [Image Id: 1696]