George Washington Bridge Flies Her Flag

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

As I was listening to Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me on Saturday, April 30, 2011, I noticed out my window that the flag was flying on the George Washington Bridge. So, I decided that I would head over there and make some use of my camera.

When I first posted this entry, I didn’t yet know why it was flying that morning. It is usually just displayed on big holidays – Independence Day, Flag Day, 9/11, etc. I have since called the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and was told that it was flying to celebrate the Port Authority’s 90th anniversary.

Anyway, the giant flag at the George Washington Bridge is an amazing sight. It is actually the largest free-flying American flag. It measures 90 feet x 60 feet and weighs 450 pounds! If you want to see where they keep it, click HERE. It’s the ninth photo from the bottom. But to see it flying, keep scrolling through this entry.

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

While I was out taking pictures, I also came across a couple of cute chipmunks.

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

Chipmunk at Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011

- Evan Bindelglass

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4 Responses to George Washington Bridge Flies Her Flag

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  2. Pat says:

    Thanks, Evan! I was wondering why it flew on Saturday!

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