Pulaski Skyway

2509 CLUI photo.Though it is only 3.5 miles long, the Pulaski Skyway is in a world of its own, connecting Jersey City with Newark with hardly a stop in between. Composed of more steel than the George Washington Bridge and held together with 2 million rivets, the rusty hulk opened in 1932 as America’s first superhighway. What used to take over two hours, zig-zagging through the Meadowlands, now took minutes. 15 people died making the bridge, and many more have since died driving it. It’s a futuristic vision for a time that never came, like some kind of landscape-bypassing steampunk time travel machine.

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