National Geographic : 1939 Apr
Photograph by McLaughlin Air Service GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE SPANS HUDSON'S RIVER WITH ONE MAJESTIC STRIDE Mysterious and mighty seemed the "great streame" as the Half Moon sailed up it, 330 years ago. But modernengineering has worked itswill onthe river. Today its bed is pierced with traffic tunnels and this graceful suspension bridge with a 3,500-foot span forms an eight-lane highroad, 253 feet above the water, from busy Manhattan at 178th Street to the New Jersey Palisades at Fort Lee. In this aerial picture the view is northward, up the river.