Date: Jun 08, 2012
Press Release Number: 87-2012
The lower level of the George Washington Bridge will be closed from 1 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, to accommodate participants in the 25th annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, known as the “GWB Challenge.”
The bridge’s upper level will remain open during this time, and minimal traffic delays are expected.
During the event, approximately 500 to 1,000 bicyclists and 1,500 runners and walkers will travel over the bridge’s lower level. The event will begin in the bridge’s lower-level employee parking lot.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Justine Karp, 212-435-7777
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which does not receive tax dollars from either state, operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. This includes John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.