Repairs on the George Washington Bridge Should Have Began 10 Years Ago

12.09.11 Bucky Turco

The George Washington Bridge is 80-years-old and desperately in need of some major surgery. Every cable on the span needs to replaced, a process which typically happens after 70 years and the Port Authority has green-lighted $15 million to get the renovations started. It’s part of a $1 billion plan to overhaul the bridge and is expected to take eight years, pushing its suspender ropes far beyond their expiration date. (Photo: Andrew Fleming/flickr)