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Three of the bridges that cross the Harlem River are visible in this photo of the river: the High Bridge (closed to traffic) in the foreground; the Alexander Hamilton Bridge (part of Interstate 95); and the Washington Bridge furthest away. In this photo, looking north, the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan is on the left and the Bronx is on the right)
Three of the bridges that cross the Harlem River are visible in this photo of the river: the High Bridge (closed to traffic) in the foreground; the Alexander Hamilton Bridge (part of Interstate 95); and the Washington Bridge furthest away. In this photo, looking north, the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan is on the left and the Bronx is on the right)

The Alexander Hamilton Bridge carries eight lanes of traffic over the Harlem River in New York City between the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, connecting the Trans-Manhattan Expressway in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan and the Cross-Bronx Expressway, as part of Interstate 95. The bridge opened to traffic on January 15, 1963, the same day that the Cross-Bronx Expressway was completed. In 2003, the New York City Department of Transportation reported daily traffic in both directions of 182,704. Image File history File links Harlem River with the High Bridge, the Alexander Hamilton Bridge and the Washington Bridge visible, looking north, mid-December 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Harlem River with the High Bridge, the Alexander Hamilton Bridge and the Washington Bridge visible, looking north, mid-December 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Harlem River, shown in red, between the Bronx and Manhattan in New York City The Harlem River is a tidal strait in New York City, USA that flows 8 miles between the East River and the Hudson River, separating the borough of Manhattan from the Bronx. ... High Bridge may refer to: High Bridge, New Jersey High Bridge, Kentucky The name of a variety of bridges in a number of English-speaking countries, including the High Bridge that crosses the Harlem River in New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... Washington Heights is located in Upper Manhattan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... The Harlem River, shown in red, between the Bronx and Manhattan in New York City The Harlem River is a tidal strait in New York City, USA that flows 8 miles between the East River and the Hudson River, separating the borough of Manhattan from the Bronx. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Jump to: navigation, search Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Washington Heights is located in Upper Manhattan. ... The Cross-Bronx Expressway is a highway in New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The total length of bridge, including approaches, is 2,375 feet. The parallel main spans of the steel arch bridge stretch 555 feet long over the Harlem River and provide 135 ft of horizontal clearance.


After completion of the George Washington Bridge in 1931, traffic off the Bridge into the Bronx travelled over the Washington Bridge. The Alexander Hamilton Bridge was planned in the mid-1950s to connect to Robert Moses' proposed Trans-Manhattan and Cross-Bronx Expressways and to accomodate the additional traffic resulting from the addition of the six-lane lower level to the George Washington Bridge. With the Interstate designation, 90 percent of the $21 million construction costs were covered by the federal government. The Bridge design included a set of spiraling ramps to connect to and from the Major Deegan Expressway (completed in 1964) and a viaduct ramp connecting to the Harlem River Drive, both of which are over 100 feet below the level of the Bridge. 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Robert Moses. ... Interstate 87 is a 346 mile (558 km) intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of New York. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Harlem River Drive is a major freeway-standard parkway on the east side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. ...

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River crossings in New York City
Manhattan Broadway Bridge
Manhattan – Bronx Triborough BridgeWillis Avenue BridgeThird Avenue Bridge – Madison Avenue Bridge – 145th Street Bridge – Macombs Dam BridgeAlexander Hamilton BridgeWashington Bridge – University Heights Bridge – Henry Hudson Bridge
Manhattan – Brooklyn Brooklyn Battery TunnelBrooklyn BridgeManhattan BridgeWilliamsburg Bridge
Manhattan – Queens Triborough BridgeQueens Midtown TunnelQueensborough BridgeRoosevelt Island Bridge
Manhattan – New Jersey George Washington BridgeLincoln Tunnel – Holland Tunnel
Bronx – Queens Bronx Whitestone BridgeThrogs Neck BridgeTriborough Bridge
Brooklyn – Queens Marine Parkway Bridge
Brooklyn – Staten Island Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Queens Cross Bay Bridge

New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Jump to: navigation, search Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Jump to: navigation, search Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Aerial view of the Triborough Bridge (left) and the Hell Gate Bridge (right) The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate right-of... The Willis Avenue Bridge carries northbound road traffic over the Harlem River from Manhattan to the Bronx. ... Third Avenue Bridge spanning the Mississippi The Third Avenue Bridge is a landmark structure of the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, originally known as the St. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Henry Hudson Bridge The Henry Hudson Bridge is a toll bridge in New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is a toll road in New York City which crosses under the East River at its mouth and connects the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, passing under but providing no access to Governors Island. ... View from the East River (2002) Plan of one tower for the Brooklyn Bridge, 1867. ... View from the East River Cross section Lower level of the Manhattan Bridge The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. ... Fireworks on opening night, 1903. ... Jump to: navigation, search Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Jump to: navigation, search Queens Borough in New York City Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Aerial view of the Triborough Bridge (left) and the Hell Gate Bridge (right) The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate right-of... The Queens Midtown Tunnel is a toll road in New York City. ... Aerial view of the Queensborough Bridge and Midtown Manhattan, New York The Queensboro Bridge is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting Senators Jon Corzine (D) Frank Lautenberg (D) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... The George Washington Bridge The George Washington Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Hudson River, connecting the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan Island in New York City to Fort Lee, New Jersey. ... The Lincoln Tunnel is a 1. ... The Holland Tunnel, originally known as the Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel or the Canal Street Tunnel, is one of two highway tunnels under the Hudson River connecting the island of Manhattan with Jersey City, New Jersey on the mainland (the Lincoln Tunnel is the other one). ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Queens Borough in New York City Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Aerial view of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge The Bronx Whitestone Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River and connects the boroughs of Queens and The Bronx. ... Aerial view of the Throgs Neck Bridge The Throgs Neck Bridge is a suspension bridge opened on January 11, 1961 that carries US Interstate 295 and connects the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx with the Bayside section of Queens. ... Aerial view of the Triborough Bridge (left) and the Hell Gate Bridge (right) The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate right-of... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Queens Borough in New York City Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge in New York City (originally Marine Parkway Bridge) is a toll bridge that crosses Rockaway Inlet and connects Rockaway Peninsula, in Queens, with Brooklyn. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Staten Island lies to the South West of the rest of New York City. ... The Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Staten Island, New York at dawn The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (often written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay... Jump to: navigation, search Queens Borough in New York City Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge (originally Cross Bay Bridge) wholly in New York City, is a toll bridge that crosses Beach Channel in Jamaica Bay to Rockaway Peninsula, and is located in Queens. ...

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George Washington Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2057 words)
The George Washington Bridge (known informally as the GW Bridge, the GWB, or the GW) is a toll suspension bridge spanning the Hudson River, connecting the Washington Heights neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City to Fort Lee in New Jersey by means of Interstate 95, U.S. Route 1, U.S. Route 9.
The Bridge is near the sites of Fort Washington (on the New York side) and Fort Lee (in New Jersey), which were fortified positions used by General Washington and his American forces in his unsuccessful attempt to deter the British occupation of New York City in 1776 during the American Revolutionary War.
The bridge is mentioned in the song "The Cause of Death" by Immortal Technique, who claims that on 9/11 there was a news report of four Non-arabs who planted bombs on the bridge.
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Hamilton proceeded thence to Nome and Teller, the latter a settlement near the tip of the Seward peninsula and Bering Strait, before she steamed to St. Lawrence Island, thence to St. Michael and Nome.
Hamilton encountered violent rainstorms and heavy seas on her sixth cruise (16 March to 10 April), and among the sightings of foreign-flag ships was one which changed course soon after being sighted, as if endeavoring to run from the cutter.
Alexander Hamilton then cast off the tow line and proceeded ahead, slowly, to keep clear of the tug and her charge, eight miles off Skaggi Point light, near the entrance to the swept channel to Reykjavik.
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