Donald and Morris Goodkind Bridges

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Donald and Morris Goodkind Bridges

The Donald and Morris Goodkind Bridges are a pair of bridges on U.S. Route 1 in the U.S. state of New Jersey spanning the Raritan River. The bridges connect Edison on the north with New Brunswick on the south.

The Donald Goodkind bridge, a steel span bridge, carries southbound traffic. It is named after architect and engineer Donald Goodkind, built in 1974. The northbound span, a concrete arch bridge, is named after Donald's father, Morris Goodkind and was completed in 1929, reflecting the Art Deco styling of the time, and was officially renamed from College Bridge to The Morris Goodkind Bridge as of April 25, 1969. Both father and son were engineers for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, with each responsible for designing the bridge that now bears his name.

In the 1983 musical film Eddie and the Cruisers, early rock band leader Eddie Wilson was believed to have drowned when his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air went off the Morris Goodkind Bridge on March 15, 1964.

In The Sopranos episode "Nobody Knows Anything," Detective Vin Markazian leaps to his death from the Donald Goodkind Bridge.

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