America's Most Dangerous Bridges
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No. 2 (tie) U.S. Route 1/9 over Passaic River/NJ Turnpike (Pulaski Skyway), Newark, NJ
Herbert Hoover was president when this 3 ½-mile-long steel structure was completed, at which time its estimated traffic volume was 5,500 vehicles per day. Eighty years later, its capacity demands have increased more than tenfold, and its structural steel and concrete are rusting. A $1 billion rehabilitation under way now through 2016 should address these and other concerns throughout the length of the Skyway, including this 550-foot section that crosses 135 feet above the Passaic River.