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George Washington Bridge

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Address: 179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033
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Activities: Driving, Biking
Description: Major bridge over the Hudson River that connects New York and New Jersey.

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GWB Gets you from NJ to NY - Take a walk!

The George Washington Bridge is a beautiful piece of steel & cables. It spans the Hudson River from Ft Lee in NJ to Washington Heights in Manhattan. Thousands of people drive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The George Washington Bridge is a beautiful piece of steel & cables. It spans the Hudson River from Ft Lee in NJ to Washington Heights in Manhattan. Thousands of people drive across it. But you can walk across it. I recommend doing that. Take your time. look up at the towers as you pass under them. Usually the south walk... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Passed over this bridge on our way to Woodbury Commons outlet. It really is magnificent and provides a good way to get in and out of Manhattan without taking the Lincoln tunnel.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Although the toll is steep to cross the bridge from New Jersey to New York (just over $13 when we traveled it), the bridge is simply massive and incredible, a historic icon connecting two great states. Expect heavy, heavy traffic, and be wary of large semi trucks, which aggressively plow through bridge traffic. We witnessed a truck smashing into another... More 

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

One way up, the other down, it is really nice to drive through the bridge. The view is really nice, both way, but you may get loads of traffic and the toll is expensive. Nice to see.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I viewed the bridge from below while taking a boat tour. Just looking up and seeing the old bridge is amazing. wow-a true NYC icon. For a bridge it truly is a thing of beauty. Haven't driven or walked a crossed it but have heard it is truly grand. Gave me chills when I saw it.

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New York, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the busiest bridge in America. It's not actually an attraction as there's nothing to do or see aside from the bridge. If you happen to be driving from NJ it's worth using this bridge but you'll probably be stuck in traffic.

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The bridge is a spectacular engineering marvel. And you can see forever, up and down the Hudson River. During commute times the traffic is bad, but at other times it moves smartly.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is the best place from which to take photos of the bridge. On a sunny day, the blue sky behind the bridge really makes the architectural details of the bridge pop out.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Ok, so it is a bridge, ok, it is rt. 95 connecting upper Manhattan in NYC to New Jersey. As with me recently it is everyone's desire to get from one side to the other, as quickly as possible. There is no way possible to appreciate the magnificent beauty of the bridge. I will not go into the history of... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Recently brought into the national limelight by the now infamous 'bridgegate' scandal and the whole fiasco of closing down traffic lanes during the usual morning traffic jam the George Washington bridge is very beautiful and connects NJ and Manhattan spanning the Hudson River. I remember back when it first opened up it would cost $1.00 to cross and there were... More 

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