George Washington Bridge

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George Washington Bridge

George Washington Bridge (GWB) connects the city of New York with the state of New Jersey across the Hudson River. It is the busiest bridge with vehicles in the world to be crossed by Interstate 95, a road that runs along the east coast of the United States from side to side, from the Canadian border to Miami, Florida. Designed by the architect Cass Gilbert and the engineer Othmar Ammann, the original project had its granite towers. Due to the decrease of funds caused by the Great Depression, they were forced to replace the granite for iron. Opened in 1931, after four years of construction, the George Washington Bridge is considered one of the jewels of modern American architecture. With its 1451 meters was between 1931 and 1937, the longest suspension bridge in the world, surpassed by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

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