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The George Washington Bridge

Author : Michael Aaron Rockland
ISBN : 9780813594620
Genre : History
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Since opening in 1931, the George Washington Bridge, linking New York and New Jersey, has become the busiest bridge in the world, with 103 million vehicles crossing it in 2016. Many people also consider it the most beautiful bridge in the world, yet remarkably little has been written about this majestic structure. Intimate and engaging, this revised and expanded edition of Michael Rockland's rich narrative presents perspectives on the GWB, as it is often called, that span history, architecture, engineering, transportation, design, the arts, politics, and even post-9/11 mentalities. This new edition brings new insight since its initial publication in 2008, including a new chapter on the infamous “Bridgegate” Chris Christie-era scandal of 2013, when members of the governor's administration shut down access to the bridge, causing a major traffic jam and scandal and subsequently helping undermine Christie’s candidacy for the US presidency. Stunning photos, from when the bridge was built in the late 1920s through the present, are a powerful complement to the bridge's history. Rockland covers the competition between the GWB and the Brooklyn Bridge that parallels the rivalry between New Jersey and New York City. Readers will learn about the Swiss immigrant Othmar Ammann, an unsung hero who designed and built the GWB, and how a lack of funding during the Depression dictated the iconic, uncovered steel beams of its towers, which we admire today. There are chapters discussing accidents on the bridge, such as an airplane crash landing in the westbound lanes and the sad story of suicides off its span; the appearance of the bridge in media and the arts; and Rockland's personal adventures on the bridge, including scaling its massive towers on a cable. Movies, television shows, songs, novels, countless images, and even PlayStation 2 games have aided the GWB in becoming a part of the global popular culture. This tribute will captivate residents living in the shadow of the GWB, the millions who walk, jog, bike, skate, or drive across it, as well as tourists and those who will visit it someday. .
Category: History

George Washington Bridge

Author : Lovelace Garrison
ISBN : 1095932063
Genre :
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George Washington Bridge

Author : Darl Rastorfer
ISBN : 0978964004
Genre : Bridges
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A behind-the-scenes history of the bridge and its construction.
Category: Bridges

Annual Report

Author : Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
ISBN : UOM:39015035374605
Genre :
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Cable Supported Bridges

Author : Niels J. Gimsing
ISBN : UOM:39015006068699
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Bridges Canals Tunnels

Author : David Jacobs
ISBN : UOM:39015036308057
Genre : Civil engineering
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This historical survey of bridges, tunnels and canals shows how the United States used these structures to solve transportation problems.
Category: Civil engineering

Annual Report

Author : Virginia. State Corporation Commission
ISBN : STANFORD:36105014119841
Genre : Communication and traffic
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Category: Communication and traffic

The Vegetation Of The George Washington Memorial Parkway

Author : Paul Kelsch
ISBN : OCLC:820818265
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"The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to present 'The Vegetation of the George Washington Memorial Parkway Cultural Landscape Report', a document prepared for the NPS by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Landscape Architecture program under the leadership of Dr. Paul Kelsch, ASLA. This CLR provides the NPS with critical information on the history, design intent, current condition, and recommended future management of the vegetation for the designed landscape of the George Washington Memorial Parkway... Research efforts for this study concentrated on the central section of the GWMP from Alexandria to Arlington Memorial Bridge. The focus included landscape development, design philosophies and analysis of current conditions."--pg. i.

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