On October 24, 1931 the opening ceremony of the George Washington Bridge began with a dedication speech from then Governor of New York Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Governor who was soon to be the 32nd President of the United State spoke from a podium at the bridge’s center span about the marvels of the Civil Engineering. At the time of construction the George Washington Bridge was twice as long as any bridge in the world spanning the Hudson River connecting Fort Lee, New Jersey to Northern Manhattan. If the visionaries of the time could see the expansion and growth this iconic bridge has provided to the area they would be impressed with the work and security the structure continues to provide today.
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