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Address: 179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033
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Hard to find entrance

It used to be easy to access the bridge from both sides, but now you have to access from just the right side. The walk is nice, very scenic view. They put signs around to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stone S

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I happened to pass by this bridge on my bus trip from New York City to Washington DC. Very well-built and solid. Not a chance to take its picture close-by though.

Thank Knight298570
Fort Edward, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in upstate NY and I'd only seen the river that big. Then I went across the bridge and saw how big the river was. I was SPEECHLESS!

Thank Jamison D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The structure itself is impressive albeit old. The purple lights at night give it a alluring glow at night. It is very tall and quite long but relatively easy to walk across. Great views of Manhattan and the Bronx from the bridge.....especially at night when the city is all lit up. The entrance is hard to find on both sides... More 

Thank Brian G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It used to be easy to access the bridge from both sides, but now you have to access from just the right side. The walk is nice, very scenic view. They put signs around to discourage jumpers, but I don't see anything else to be done... Could they actually put some safety barrier ????? Or would it disturb the view?

Thank Stone S
Oakland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

George Washington Bridge, built in 1931, is a monument to our nation's failing infrastructure. Gridlock approaching, on, and after the bridge is the norm. We took several hours in the approach and creeping across and after the bridge. Chaotic and stressful drive. Neither the upper nor lower deck approaches offer any relief. I tried to blame Chris Christie but it... More 

Thank Corny_04963
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only saw the George Washington Bridge as pedestrians walking by it - so we can't really comment on how good or bad it is as a means of transportation, but we can say that as an architectural attraction it is definitely 'worth a look'. Coupled with a long walk up the Hudson River it makes a very good start... More 

Thank Jonathan W
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The GW Bridge is one of those things you think about whenever you visit NY City from the West. It is the start of Route 80 (I think!), and a major thoroughfare into the heart of the city. We used the upper level to enter the city this weekend, and then the lower level to come home. It's good at... More 

Thank Larry W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walking on the GWB is definitely (and unfortunately) off the usual tourist's list of things to do when visiting NYC. It's an enormous structure that offers great views of the NYC Skyline and also of the beautiful park that you don't otherwise see unless you look down below the bridge. As long as you're not afraid of heights this is... More 

Thank italotrip
Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is the best route yet from the NYC to NJ. It is less complicated leaving from the NYC for me. Especially when your not accustomed to driving in NYC.

Thank Ch00seUp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great lil getaway right across into nj which will lead you to route 9 north thats thirty miles to bear mountain. To the left after the walk will lead you to edgewater. Some will say its,very congested but its,not. Ive crossed this bridge for many years and ot never gets dull

Thank Lou G

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