GWB & Construction Workers' Humor
The EXIT of the DAY is a Bridge
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Ok. Welcome to one of the most famous pieces of infrastructure in the nation... the George Washington Bridge. So now for some humor — some Construction Worker Humor. But first the Fast Facts: you are now crossing the George Washington Bridge high above the Hudson River.
Remarkably, today's double decker Bridge was first constructed as a single span bridge. It was anchored to the bedrock which constitutes the Hudson River Palisades -- sheer cliffs carved by the river's flow over millions of years.
The bridge links the state of New Jersey to New York City. It was started in 1926 and opened with great fanfare in 1931.
Likely you are in traffic. The bridge carries over 106 million vehicles per year - about 300,000 vehicles per day. This makes The George Washington Bridge the most heavily travelled bridge in the entire world.
Because of the huge traffic, in 1961, construction workers then added an underneath level.
Ever thoughtful, the construction workers nicknamed the underneath level “The Martha Washington Bridge” for George’s wife Martha.
George, of course, is on top.
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