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How Four Port Authority Facilities Got Their Names

By Gregory Quinn, Special to the Port Authority George Washington Bridge   One of the most-used bridges in the world, the double-decked suspension George Washington Bridge connects Northern Manhattan to New Jersey via Interstate 95. The namesake for this bridge … Continue reading

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The Difference Makers: John Alexander Low Waddell

By Gregory Quinn, Special to the Port Authority Part 2 In this series, we take a deeper look at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Difference Makers, the men and women who have been instrumental to the … Continue reading

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The First Port Authority Police: A Few Husky Men!

On June 1, 1928, 40 young men signed up to become the original Port Authority Police Force.  They were the first officers of a force that would later become the largest transportation-related force in the United States. Screened from some … Continue reading

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