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By Michael Aaron Rockland

The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in metal is a well-rounded tribute to a countrywide landmark. the writer weaves jointly heritage, pop culture, behind-the-scene excursions, and private perception in his dwelling portrait of a latest wonder.

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The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in metal is a well-rounded tribute to a countrywide landmark. the writer weaves jointly heritage, pop culture, behind-the-scene excursions, and private perception in his dwelling portrait of a latest wonder.

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Say a 01_Day_12-25_14 22 6/23/08 3:58 PM Page 22 The George Washington Bridge helicopter lands terrorists up here? ” We went down the vertical ladder—even more difficult than going up—and the flights of steel steps, and then we took the two elevators down to bridge level. Bob Durando led the way on the south walkway as we headed west and approached another caged doorway, with accompanying security guard and security system, close to where the south barrel cables pass through the bridge deck into the New Jersey anchorage.

That wasn’t true when it was built: Brooklyn was then its own city, the fourth largest in 02_George_26-37_12 30 6/23/08 3:58 PM Page 30 The George Washington Bridge the nation. It was especially the Brooklyn Bridge, with one end in busy Lower Manhattan, that created the New York City we know today. The George Washington is far uptown and most immediately connects a residential neighborhood of Manhattan with New Jersey. Paul Goldberger does not feel that the placement of the George Washington need diminish its importance.

The lighthouse has a long history. Originally erected in 1880 on Sandy Hook in New Jersey, it was moved to its present site in 1921 and officially named the Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse. It warned off shipping from the rocky promontory on which the New York tower stands. After the opening of the George Washington Bridge, with its own abundant lights, the lighthouse was no longer needed. The next year, 1932, the lighthouse was decommissioned and essentially abandoned. In 1951 it was on the point of being torn down and sold for scrap.

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