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    George Washington Bridge and New Jersey 1940s in color [60fps, Remastered] w/added sound


    The Golden Gate was a Military Fort - IT'S HISTORY

    You'll probably wonder when they will start talking about the Golden Gate Bridge. I wondered the same thing.

    Mho - as someone who gets how some people who are enthralled by engineering feats but doesn't share their affection: the GWB and the Brooklyn Bridge suck because you can't see the water (or much of a view at all) from a vehicle on them. Not that much better a driver experience than the Lincoln or Holland Tunnels (that means pretty sucky.) The Throg's Neck, Verrazano and Tappan Zee bridges are far more driver-pleasing experiences, especially when they are not clogged with traffic (All the bridges and tunnels in the tri-state area were intended to relieve the clogging but ironically it just got worse.)

    Edit to add: any sane driver these days will avoid the GWB like the plague if at all possible, getting on it is a little like entering a hellish nightmare where you don't know what will happen and you may be stuck for hours, and you will have to pay mightily to cross back over it into NYC  [Toll: Cars $16.00 (cash) $13.75 for Peak (E-ZPass) $11.75 for Off-peak (E-ZPass)] And to be clear, I am not talking tired tropes about NJ itself-it is actually a decent experience for most drivers, it's the GWB itself that's often enough a hellish experience.

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