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The World’s Largest Free-flying Flag from the World’s Busiest Bridge

By Roz Hamlett, Portfolio Editor On Memorial Day, people crossing the Hudson River on the George Washington Bridge pass beneath one of America’s most cherished and star spangled wonders — the world’s largest free-flying flag.  Flying Old Glory from the … Continue reading

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DUCK!! Why this common refrain of deckhands will soon end

Back in 1931, when the Bayonne Bridge opened, a 151-foot span was plenty high for the world’s biggest cargo ships.  Nearly 85 years later, ship antennas are scraping the bottom of the bridge, and soon enough the span won’t be … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Amazing Rope Trick

By Gregory Quinn, Special to the Port Authority Books have been written about it. It inspired a symphony by William Schuman. Famous movies have been filmed there like How to Marry a Millionaire and The French Connection. It’s depicted on … Continue reading

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