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Location #10: George Washington Bridge

2011 October 24

In May of 1973, Documerica photographer Chester Higgins took this photo of the George Washington Bridge in thick smog, just about blocking the view of the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.

Heavy air pollution blocks view of New Jersey shoreline and George Washington Bridge

In New York City? Or on the opposite Jersey Shore? Snap a photo and submit it to State of the Environment, with a link to this photo as inspiration and you could be our next featured “Then & Now” entry!  Has air quality improved in the area since ’73? Your camera can help tell the story!

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