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George Washington Bridge

179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033
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Ranked #272 of 851 attractions in New York City
Type: Bridges
Activities: Driving, Biking
Description: Major bridge over the Hudson River that connects New York and New Jersey.
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have lived in New York or New Jersey for most of my life and never thought about walking across this bridge! I don't even know if I noticed cyclists or walkers on my many drives over the bridge. But we planned a trip to Fort Lee Historic Park right by the bridge, considered some of the hikes from there... More

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Buffalo, New York
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113 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is, apparently, the busiest bridge in the world. It wasn't too bad the day we crossed into Manhattan We were on the upper level and the view was nice. I don't think it's worth the $11.00 fee (and that's with my EZPass!!!)

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I run the bridge everyday is a good exercise. Iy doesn't take me long ,maybe 45 minutes. While running I just look to my left where the view is wonderful and it kills the time for me ,takes my mind of the pain on my legs . Its lilacs good mind cleansing experience. When im feeling stressed is a good... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have walked over the Brooklyn Bridge many times and had always wanted to walk the George Washington Bridge. On my recent trip after a visit to the Cloisters I decided to have a go at the GWB. Getting there is a trip in itself. The bridge is way uptown near the (naturally) George Washington Bridge bus station. Once there... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is definitely overpriced. It is always overcrowded due to no fault of the motorists. The bridge is in need of repairs and the more you pay the more you pay. There is no improvement. Just rediculous. They could drop the price back down to $4 and they would never know the difference because of the constant traffic ove the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews 203 reviews
109 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My most recent crossing was in September of 2013, I know this bridge very well as I crossed it every day for 8 months. This bridge is the most important bridge on I-95, the most important crossing between NY and NJ and is well built with several lanes on the Upper and Lower levels, that's the good part. The bad... More

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a very beautiful bridge overlooking Manhattan and New Jersey. It has two levels of traffic, and also features a path for pedestrians and people on bicycles. The toll is currently 13$ if you're paying cash (travel by car), but it's free if you're using the paths (travel by foot). I think this is great for walks and exercise,... More

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New City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The GW Bridge is a Magnificent Structure that has Wonderfully Matured over more than a lifetime, and will bring you to a host of Highways on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, that can transport you North, South, East, or West Across the USA. It hosts Walkers, Runners, Bicyclists, Bikers, Wheel Chairs, Hikers, and some people whom actually... More

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New York City, New York
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560 reviews 560 reviews
171 attraction reviews
1,331 helpful votes 1,331 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you are going to New Jersey and there is no construction to cause tie ups the the upper level or the lower level are OK to use. You can see signs telling you how long the wait is on your return. The fee keeps getting higher and higher. You are only charged on the return. (from the New Jersey... More

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Lennox Head
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Easy to find by following the bicycle track signs from the 178th bus station. The relatively unusual steel pilons are spectacular and demonstrate the compression forces more openly than reo pilons. A very noisy walk (it is a very busy bridge) sweeps high over the Hudson. Views back to the West Side are panoramic. The cable structures form very elegant... More

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