2006_01_gwbridge.jpgThe Port Authority is adding bomb shields to the George Washington Bridge. And we say "All right!" because when the bombs hit, we'll be fleeing to NJ and expect the tunnels to be flooded. The Daily News says that these are "first such bulwarks to appear on a New York-area bridge" - they will be shields around parts of the bridge's cables. The NYC Department of Transportation and MTA have made plans to reinforce other suspension bridges, but Gothamist wonders what is happening with the Brooklyn Bridge's security - as it was the focus of an Al Qaeda plot at one point.

If you have a spare $1 billion, you could convince the Port Authority to give you naming rights for the bridge. And did you know that it's the busiest bridge in the world? Who knew?