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Modern Marvels: George Washington Bridge DVD

Modern Marvels: George Washington Bridge DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: July 28, 2004

When opened on October 25, 1931, the George Washington Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. At 3,500 feet in length, the main span was more than double the distance of the previous record holder.



When opened on October 25, 1931, the George Washington Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. At 3,500 feet in length, the main span was more than double the distance of the previous record holder. Today, standing as a main traffic artery between Manhattan and New Jersey, the bridge referred to by locals as the ""GW"", is the busiest in the world carrying nearly 320,000 cars every day.

We'll examine the construction methods employed that made the bridge an anomaly, coming in both under budget and ahead of schedule, and see why the GW is distinguished in a city of great bridges.

For those entering New York city for the first time there are other monuments that may be more identifiable. But in a city of great bridges, the George Washington has distinguished itself with those who depend on it most. For New Yorkers the soaring steel towers of the GW lets them know they are home.

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