The Pulaski Skyway is a cantilever truss structure in New Jersey
carrying U.S. Highways 1 and 9 between the far east side of Newark and
Tonnelle Circle in Jersey City, passing through Kearny. The Skyway
spans the Passaic River and Hackensack River, the New Jersey Turnpike,
many local roads, and several railroads. It is named for General
Kazimierz Pulaski, the Polish military leader who helped the United
States in the Revolutionary War. It is known as a 'skyway' because it
travels high (41.1 meters/135 feet at its highest point) above the
meadows to avoid drawbridges across the two navigable rivers. The
Skyway was opened in 1932 as the last part of the Route 1 Extension,
considered by many to be the first "super highway" in the United
States, and is still in use in its original form, with only minor
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Raven, a popular poem by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published in
the New York Evening Mirror.
The Victoria Cross was first awarded, recognizing acts of valour
during the Crimean War.
Carl Benz received a patent for the first successful gasoline-driven
The Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty was first released.
In his State of the Union Address, U.S. President George W. Bush
described Iraq, Iran and North Korea as "regimes that sponsor terror",
forming an "Axis of Evil".
Wikiquote of the day:
Wise men don't need to prove their point; <br> men who need to prove
their point aren't wise.<br> The Master has no possessions.<br> The
more he does for others, the happier he is. <br> The more he gives to
others, the wealthier he is. <br> The Tao nourishes by not forcing.
<br> By not dominating, the Master leads. <br> -- Lao Zi --