City - Palisades, NJ - Under the George Washington Bridge
Photograph - Hdr Photography
Palisade Park, NJ - A visit to this park provides a view of Manhattan, New York, and the George Washington bridge. You in fact can stand underneath it or walk over it if you can find the entrance.
The GWB as its known to the locals, stands high above the Hudson River, its eastern end resting on the shores of Manhattan, its western end embedded in the wooded bluffs of New Jersey's Palisades. It is twice as long as any previous suspension bridge. The bridge first opened in 1931, during the first year of operation it saw more than 5.5 million vehicles, on its six lane road. But there was so much traffic they had to open up two more lanes in the center that were originally unpaved. Later on they created an entire lower section completed in 1962.
The physical construction of the bridge is a marvel of engineering. The four main cables are composed of a single strand, carried back and forth across the river 61 times. Each strand is made up of 434 individual wire wraps around a strand shoe in, anchoring it before looping back to the opposite shore.
December 4th, 2022
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