THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOS
Love it or hate it: if you live in the New York/New Jersey area, at some point you will have a close encounter with the GWB! Some interesting facts: It was completed in 1931 at a cost of approx. $59 million. It held the title of the World's Longest Bridge until the Golden Gate opened in 1937 (both have since been surpassed by other bridges around the world.) The GWB is the World's Busiest Motor Vehicle Bridge with average vehicle crossings: 300,000+ per day/106,000,000 per year. It holds 14 lanes of traffic on two levels (second level was added in 1962). Tolls: $15 for passenger cars (just went up - again!) - $40+ for trucks/buses. Personally I've spent hours waiting in traffic on this bridge. But I've also made it the object of my camera's affections and have spent nearly as many hours photographing it as sitting in traffic on it. I much prefer the former than the latter. What about you? Any close encounters with the GWB?
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