Manhattan Bus Station Building Closing for a Year of Repairs

NEW YORK (AP) -

Commuters who ride buses to and from the George Washington Bridge Bus Station in New York will need to make some adjustments. Beginning Monday, it is being closed for renovations which will take about a year.

Buses will continue to operate, though loading and unloading platforms will be moved. Ticket sales, restrooms and a waiting area will be available at a trailer nearby.

The closure is part of a $183 million renovation project on the station which opened Jan. 13, 1963.

The building is constructed of huge steel-reinforced concrete trusses, 14 of which are cantilevered from supports in the median of the Trans-Manhattan Expressway, which it straddles.

In 1963, the building received the Concrete Industry Board’s Award.