Spanning the Hudson
Standing mighty and tall spanning the Hudson River connecting NNJ with NYC the George Washington bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge. Designed by engineer Othmar Ammann and architect Cass Gilbert, construction started in 1927 and was completed in 1931. During the first full year of operation in 1932 more than 5.5 million vehicles used the original six-lane roadway. As traffic demand increased, additional construction became necessary. The two center lanes of the bridge, which had been left unpaved in the original construction, were opened to traffic in 1946, increasing capacity of the bridge by one-third. The six lanes of the lower roadway were completed in 1962.
I shot this image from the Fort Lee Historic Park overlook late summer a couple years ago. I converted the image to black and white giving it an old school historic feel to this iconic and beautiful structure.
Printed on metal, canvas or fine art archival luster paper in 2 different sizes, this image will bring any room to life with class, sophistication and elegance. Clicking the image will take you to the metal print Gallery.