Throwback Thursday on the Hudson River: The Making of the “George” Washington Bridge

Through the Palisades rock

Site conditions were different on opposite sides of the Hudson River, which is reflected in the designs of the anchorages. On the New Jersey side, the cables are anchored to the solid rock of the Palisades. The top of the Palisades ridge were chiseled out, and caverns were blasted and cut into the side of the cliff for the anchorages. The anchorage on the Manhattan side is a man-made behemoth constructed with reinforced concrete.

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