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George Washington Bridge, Spanning Hudson River between Manhattan & Fort Lee, New York, New York County, NY



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B&W Photos

HB912487
Long Distance Looking Towards New Jersey And Slightly Downstream

HB912490
General View Of Bridge Looking Towards New Jersey And Slightly Upstream 7

HB912499
Toll Booths, Lower Level, West (new Jersey) End Of Bridge

HB912511
Detail Showing Cables, Middle Section Of Bridge Between Towers

HB912515
Detail Of Tower Base, New Jersey End

HB912516
Detail Showing Bridge Pier And Tower Base, New Jersey End

HB912526
Detail Showing Superstructure, New York Tower

HB912530
Detail Showing Catwalk And Superstructure Below Bridge Deck, New York Tower

HB912533
View Looking Southeast Showing Back Span Side Of New York Tower, Workers Are Inspecting Suspender Saddles And Cables

HB912536
View Looking West Showing New Jersey Tower Back Span Side

HB912540
General View Of Cables 'a' And 'b', Southwest Corner, New Jersey Anchorage

HB912541
General View Looking Down On Harp, New Jersey Anchorage

HB912542
General View Looking Down On Harp Section From Stairs Above, New Jersey Anchorage

HB912545
Detail Showing Saddle For Holding Cable Together Just Before It Splays Apart Into Anchorage Bay, New Jersey End


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Hudson River between Manhattan & Fort Lee, New York, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-129
Part of building/structure is in Fort Lee, Bergen County, NJ.
Significance: At the time of its construction, the George Washington Bridge was the longest span suspension bridge in the world.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING TOWARDS MANHATTAN AND SLIGHTLY UPSTREAM
2. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING TOWARDS MANHATTAN AND SLIGHTLY DOWNSTREAM
3. LONG DISTANCE LOOKING TOWARDS NEW JERSEY AND SLIGHTLY DOWNSTREAM
4. LONG DISTANCE GENERAL VIEW LOOKING DOWN AXIS OF BRIDGE TOWARDS NEW JERSEY
5. LONG DISTANCE GENERAL VIEW LOOKING TOWARDS NEW JERSEY AND SLIGHTLY DOWNSTREAM
6. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE LOOKING TOWARDS NEW JERSEY AND SLIGHTLY UPSTREAM 7. 'BARREL SHOT' LOOKING TOWARDS MANHATTAN
8. DETAIL OF NEW JERSEY TOWER WITH MANHATTAN IN BACKGROUND
9. GENERAL VIEW OF NEW JERSEY TOWER WITH NEW JERSEY IN BACKGROUND
10. GENERAL VIEW OF NEW YORK TOWER WITH NEW JERSEY IN BACKGROUND
11. GENERAL VIEW OF NEW YORK TOWER WITH APPROACH AND MANHATTAN IN BACKGROUND
12. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM NEW YORK SIDE OF HUDSON RIVER
13. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM NEW YORK SIDE OF RIVER
14. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH
15. GENERAL VIEW OF NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE FROM NEW JERSEY SIDE OF RIVER
16. TOLL BOOTHS, LOWER LEVEL, WEST (NEW JERSEY) END OF BRIDGE
17. TOLL BOOTHS, WEST (NEW JERSEY) END OF BRIDGE
18. NEW JERSEY ROADWAY AND TOWER, LOOKING EAST
19. HEADQUARTERS, TRAFFIC CONTROL ROOM, NEW JERSEY SIDE
20. BUS PASSENGER TERMINAL, EAST (NEW YORK) END OF BRIDGE
21. DECK AND ENTRANCE RAMP, EAST (NEW YORK) END OF BRIDGE
22. EAST (NEW YORK) ENTRANCE AND TOWER, LOOKING WEST
23. NEW YORK TOWER, LOOKING WEST
24. NEW JERSEY TOWER, LOOKING EAST
25. NEW JERSEY TOWER FROM RASE
26. DETAIL OF NEW JERSEY TOWER SHOWING SUPERSTRUCTURE
27. VIEW OF WEST (NEW JERSEY) END TOWER SHOWING 'C' AND 'D' CABLES GOING INTO ANCHORAGE
28. DETAIL SHOWING CABLES, MIDDLE SECTION OF BRIDGE BETWEEN TOWERS
29. DETAIL SHOWING SUSPENDER CABLE AND SADDLE
30. DETAIL SHOWING SECTION OF BRIDGE WALKWAY AND TOWER SUPERSTRUCTURE, NEW JERSEY SIDE
31. CLOSE-IN DETAIL SHOWING TOWER SUPERSTRUCTURE, NEW JERSEY END
32. DETAIL OF TOWER BASE, NEW JERSEY END
33. DETAIL SHOWING BRIDGE PIER AND TOWER BASE, NEW JERSEY END
34. DETAIL SHOWING TOWER ARCH UNDER DECK OF BRIDGE
35. DETAIL SHOWING TOP OF NEW JERSEY TOWER, LOOKING NORTH
36. DETAIL OF SADDLE AT TOP OF NEW JERSEY TOWER SHOWING CABLES 'A' AND 'B'
37. CLOSE-UP DETAIL SHOWING ROLLERS BENEATH NEW JERSEY TOWER SADDLE
38. DETAIL OF TOP OF NEW YORK TOWER, SADDLE LEVEL, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
39. DETAIL OF AREA JUST BELOW SADDLE LEVEL SHOWING SUPERSTRUCTURE, NEW YORK TOWER, LOOKING NORTH
40. DETAIL SHOWING SUPERSTRUCTURE AND STEELWORK OF NEW YORK TOWER
41. DETAIL OF NEW YORK TOWER SUPERSTRUCTURE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST THROUGH STRUCTURE TOWARDS MANHATTAN
42. DETAIL OF SUPERSTRUCTURE, NEW YORK TOWER, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
43. DETAIL SHOWING SUPERSTRUCTURE, NEW YORK TOWER
44. DETAIL LOOKING DOWN THROUGH SUPERSTRUCTURE FROM TOP, NEW YORK TOWER
45. DETAIL TAKEN FROM NEAR TOP LEVEL LOOKING DOWN ON ROADWAY, NEW YORK
46. DETAIL SHOWING BRACING OVER ARCHWAY OF NEW YORK TOWER, LOOKING
47. DETAIL SHOWING CATWALK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE BELOW BRIDGE DECK, NEW YORK TOWER
48. VIEW FROM NEW YORK TOWER LOOKING ACROSS BRIDGE TO NEW JERSEY
49. VIEW FROM NEW YORK TOWER LOOKING ACROSS BRIDGE TO NEW JERSEY TOWER
50. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST SHOWING BACK SPAN SIDE OF NEW YORK TOWER, WORKERS ARE INSPECTING SUSPENDER SADDLES AND CABLES
51. DETAIL SHOWING WORKER INSPECTING CAULKING JOINTS HWERE 'C' CABLE ENTERS NEW YORK TOWER
52. VIEW FROM TOP OF NEW JERSEY TOWER TO NEW YORK TOWER
53. VIEW LOOKING WEST SHOWING NEW JERSEY TOWER BACK SPAN SIDE
54. VIEW SHOWING ANCHORAGE FOR 'A' AND 'B' CABLES, NEW JERSEY SIDE
55. DETAIL SHOWING ANCHORAGE FOR 'A' AND 'B' CABLES, NEW JERSEY SIDE
56. LOOKING UP BETWEEN CABLES 'A' AND 'B' FROM EYEBARS TO WHERE CABLE IS SPLAYED APART, NEW JERSEY ANCHORAGE
57. GENERAL VIEW OF CABLES 'A' AND 'B', SOUTHWEST CORNER, NEW JERSEY ANCHORAGE
58. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING DOWN ON HARP, NEW JERSEY ANCHORAGE
59. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING DOWN ON HARP SECTION FROM STAIRS ABOVE, NEW JERSEY ANCHORAGE
60. GENERAL VIEW OF ANCHORAGE BAY FROM JUST BENEATH ROADWAY, NEW JERSEY END
61. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING DOWN BETWEEN CABLES 'A' AND 'B' TOWARD EYEBAR ANCHORAGE, NEW JERSEY END
62. DETAIL SHOWING SADDLE FOR HOLDING CABLE TOGETHER JUST BEFORE IT SPLAYS APART INTO ANCHORAGE BAY, NEW JERSEY END
63. DETAIL SHOWING SADDLE, NEW JERSEY ANCHORAGE
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE OVER THE HUDSON RIVER LOOKING NORTH
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE OVER THE HUDSON RIVER FROM MANHATTAN SIDE LOOKING NORTHWEST
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE IN PERSPECTIVE LOOKING NORTHWEST
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE FROM NEW JERSEY TOLL PLAZA
NEW YORK APPROACH TO GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE LOOKING WEST/NORTHWEST
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE, MANHATTAN INTERCHANGES
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE, NORTHERN MANHATTAN HIGHRISES
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE, AND NEW YORK ANCHORAGE
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE, BUS STATION AND NEW YORK APPROACHES FROM CROSS BRONX
GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE FROM THE NORTHEAST LOOKING SOUTHWEST
NEW YORK TOWER OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE LOOKING EAST DOWN THE NEW YORK APPROACHES
NEW YORK TOWER LOOKING WEST DOWN MAIN ROADWAY
STEEL TOWERS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE
AXONOMETRIC OF NEW YORK TOWER
DETAIL OF NEW JERSEY TOWER SHOWING SUPERSTRUCTURE
GENERAL VIEW OR NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE FROM NEW JERSEY SIDE OF RIVER.
DETAIL OF NEW JERSEY TOWER SHOWING SUPERSTRUCTURE.
VIEW OF WEST (NEW JERSEY) END SHOWING C AND D CABLES GOING INTO ANCHORAGE.
VIEW FROM NEW YORK TOWER LOOKING ACROSS BRIDGE TO NEW JERSEY TOWER.
DETAIL SHOWING WORKER INSPECTING CAULKING JOINTS WHERE C CABLE ENTERS NEW YORK TOWER.
VIEW LOOKING SOUTH SHOWING BACK SPAN SIDE OF NEW YORK TOWER, WORKERS ARE INSPECTING SUSPENDER SADDLES AND CABLES.


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