Little Red Lighthouse

The George Washington Bridge is the busiest roadway in the United States and of all the bridges in New York City, it went up the fastest. From its initial conception down in Midtown to its Beaux-Arts stone facade conceived by Cass Gilbert, no bridge had morphed so dramatically from concept to completion. Read on to learn ten surprising facts about the George Washington Bridge.

1. The George Washington Bridge gets lit up (occasionally)

George Washington Bridge lit up
Photo by Dark Cyanide

Not commonly known about the George Washington Bridge is that it gets lit up, unannounced, for holidays a few times a year. It’s a smaller-scale program like that on the Empire State Building. Back in 2015, the towers were lit for President’s Day and the photographer Dark Cyanide shared with us these shots he took (while almost floating away on the bed of ice).