The Two Bridges

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By 4:00 pm it was dark enough for the bridges to illuminate. After about four hours at JFK's Terminal 4, I had had three cups of coffee, eaten a big Mac meal from McDonald's, a pastry from one of the coffee shops and was shot of asking for a smoke (lol!, just kidding) when my aunt said we could go. The colour in the sky was a mix of a gray and light yellow echoing the sunset, the street lights added a shade of neon blue and bright yellow creating an effect that I can not describe in English (perhaps Luganada?). If there is something about New York that I would enjoy doing, it would be visiting the many bridges it has. This time around I drove over the Bronx Whitestone and George Washington Bridges well it is more on the New Jersey side in Fort Lee.

  Fort Lee boarders New York and is about s5 minutes drive to JFK when traffic is moving. During rush hour it could take upto 40 minutes to get to JFK from Fort Lee. Fort Lee is also the New Jersey entrance to the George Washington Bridge and was named after General Charles Lee who is reported to have camped in this aread while defending New York City. The bridge was built from 1931 to 1937,  the George Washington Bridge is the 16th longest suspension bridge in the world. The Bronx Whitesone Bridge spans the East River while on the Bronx side are the residential communities of Unionport and Schuylerville and connections to the Hutchinson River Parkway, the Bruckner Expressway, and the Cross Bronx Expressway.

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A view of the bridge from my aunt…
A view of the bridge from my aunt…
A view of the bridge from my aunt…
A view of the bridge from my aunt…
This is the bridge right next to m…
This is the bridge right next to …
Bronx Whitestone Bridge Building
Bronx Whitestone Bridge Building
Bronx Whitestone Bridge
Bronx Whitestone Bridge
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