The George Washington Bridge (known informally as the GW Bridge, or as the GW or GWB, and affectionately as George) is a suspension bridge that overlooks the Hudson River, connecting the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan to Fort Lee, Bergen County the state of New Jersey.
The Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1/9 to cross the river by this bridge. The U.S. Route 46, which is located entirely within the State of New Jersey, ends halfway across the bridge to the edge of the state.
The bridge has a higher level with four channels in each direction and a lower level with three channels in each direction, for a total of 14 traffic channels. The speed limit in the bridge is 45 mph (70 km / h), even if the congestion often slows down the traffic. A passage on each side of the upper level of the bridge carries the traffic of pedestrians and bicycles.
In 2007, the George Washington Bridge had a greater capacity than any other vehicular bridge in the world, carrying 106 million vehicles / year, making it the busiest bridge for motor vehicles in the world, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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