Happy B-Day GWB, you are looking pretty good for 81. Even though you need a little upkeep (and who doesn’t at your age), you are still the world’s only 14-lane suspension bridge and an estimated 300,000 vehicles traverse your spans on a daily basis. Not bad for an octogenarian. Might I add that you have been looking resplendent this month, clad in lavender, in honor of breast cancer awareness month?
In so many ways, you have shaped and continue to shape this neighborhood. You are more than a bridge; you are a landmark, a beacon, a cash cow (I mean that in the nicest way possible) and an escape route. You are an Uptown original. Named after our first President just like Washington Heights, our fates are intertwined in more ways than one. So here’s looking at you kid – happy birthday. The entire community wishes you many more.
Hope you like Dominican cake!