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MEDIA ADVISORY - GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE TO CELEBRATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY

Date: Oct 23, 2006
Press Release Number: 84-2006


New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, Fort Lee Mayor Jack Alter and fourth graders from School One in Fort Lee, N.J. and P.S. 132 in Washington Heights, N.Y., will join Port Authority officials to celebrate the George Washington Bridge’s 75th anniversary at Fort Lee Historical Park at noon on Wednesday, October 25.

The attendees also will blow out 75 candles on top of a birthday cake to commemorate the anniversary.

Media wishing to cover the event should bring photo identification as well as media credentials. Directions to the event are attached.

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Contact: Tony Ciavolella
Port Authority
212 435-7777

Driving Directions to Fort Lee Historic Park

Fort Lee Historic Park is located on top of the Palisades in Fort Lee, New Jersey on Hudson Terrace immediately south of the George Washington Bridge.

From Route 4, 46, I-95
Take the exit for Fort Lee / Palisades Interstate Parkway. Continue on Bridge Plaza South through several traffic lights. At the last light (T intersection), turn right onto Bigler Street to the end of the block (Main Street). Turn left on Main Street and stay in left lane to bear left onto Hudson Terrace. The Historic Park entrance is on the right immediately before the traffic light.

From the Palisades Interstate Parkway (southbound only)
Take the last exit before the George Washington Bridge (Hudson Terrace). Turn left onto Hudson Terrace. At the second traffic light, keep in the left lane to bear right onto Bigler Street to the stop sign at the end of the block (Main Street). Turn left on Main Street and stay in left lane to bear left onto Hudson Terrace. The Historic Park entrance is on the right immediately before the traffic light.

From US Route 9W
At Main Street, Fort Lee, turn east (right if headed north, left if headed south). Proceed down the hill and keep in left lane to bear left at Hudson Terrace. The Historic Park entrance is on the right immediately before the traffic light.

From New York City
Take the upper level of the George Washington Bridge to the second local Fort Lee exit . Follow orange and black detour signs to Hudson Terrace. At “T” intersection, turn right onto Bigler Street to the end of the block (Main Street). Turn left on Main Street and stay in left lane to bear left onto Hudson Terrace. The Historic Park entrance is on the right immediately before the traffic light.