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George Washington Bridge
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40.851589, -73.952483
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George Washington Bridge
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Hudson River
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Fort Lee
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"An essential part of the human experience is to create an aesthetic atmosphere."

The George Washington Bridge represented a departure in suspension bridge design. Chief Engineer O.H. Ammann developed a system of stiffening trusses that offered greater flexibility and saved the project nearly $10 million. Initially, just six of the upper eight lanes were paved, but Ammann designed the bridge to easily accommodate a future lower level.

Swiss-born O.H. Ammann (1879-1965) was Chief Engineer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey during the bridge's construction. 

The George Washington Bridge, a 3,500-foot center span suspension bridge, was virtually double the span of its largest predecessor.
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Original Image: Flickr/Marcin Wichary
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George Washington Bridge
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