“An inspiring background of high intelligence” is how New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt credited the engineers of suspension bridges on opening day, October 25th, 1931, for the remarkable achievement of building the George Washington Bridge. The original Roebling Suspender Ropes made in Trenton have held up the bridge deck for more than 80 years, much longer than on most big suspension bridges, and now the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is finally planning to replace them in a huge multi-year project.

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