This is the view of the George Washington Bridge that Dan and I were hoping to see on Tuesday (see June 26 posting). I snapped the photo above at dusk around this time last year from the Ross Dock Picnic Area just north of the bridge.
It was a beautiful evening, and Dan and I sat at the water’s edge enjoying the moment. The river was calm and the mood was tranquil. Although there were a few others around, including someone fishing, we felt like we had the whole vista to ourselves. I find it amazing that one can have such a private experience sitting a short distance from the busiest bridge in the world,* and just a mile away from the largest city in the USA.
Click on the ‘play’ arrow in the video below and you will get a sense of the magic we experienced. We were fascinated by the bridge lights reflecting and dancing on the surface of the Hudson.
*According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey the GWB is the busiest bridge in the world. Vehicular trips across the bridge total approximately 102 million a year.