George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal

George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal

George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal

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The George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal or George Washington Bridge Bus Station is a commuter bus terminal located at the east end of the George Washington Bridge in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan in New York City, New York.The bus station is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. According to the Port Authority's website, on a typical weekday, approximately 17,000 passengers on about 950 buses use the bus station.

Architecture

The station is built over the Trans-Manhattan Expressway (Interstate 95) between 178th and 179th Streets and Fort Washington and Wadsworth Avenues and features direct bus ramps on and off the upper level of the bridge.The building was designed by renowned engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and is one of only a few buildings he designed outside of Italy. It opened January 13, 1963. The building is constructed of huge steel-reinforced concrete trusses, fourteen of which are cantilevered from supports in the median of the Trans-Manhattan Expressway, which it straddles. The building contains murals as well as busts of George Washington and Othmar Amman, the civil engineer who designed the bridge. The building received the 1963 Concrete Industry Board’s Award.The first floor of the bus terminal has shops and a waiting area.

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