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George Washington Bridge

179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033
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Ranked #283 of 856 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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Monroe, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

While this bridge is fairly visually pleasing and functional, the current $13 toll for cars to enter New York City is complete robbery and extortion. There is no reason for the toll to be that high other than so the toll's beneficiaries can extract as much money as possible from their monopolistic bridge by gouging everyone who has no choice... More

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Whilst many New Yorkers associate this bridge with traffic jams and expense tolls, it really is a thing of beauty - and might be one of the busiest bridges in the world (not sure!). If you're keen to see it, I would recommend cycling (biking) across - as long as you've got a head for heights. It's about a mile... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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296 reviews 296 reviews
267 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

To be in this part of New York, i.e. in the Washington Heights and Hudson Heights and just pass by such engineering and architectural miracle, is just impossible and would have been ingrate. This colossal masterpiece of the mind of engineers and architects as the skilful hands of the workers, is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge, that connects the... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I recently visited NY and I was so taken back that you have to pay money to go on such bad roads and bridges! Its sick!!

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Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had to go through the George Washington bridge and it literally was extremely y busy and packed. I guess it's the only connection between NY and MA.

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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A lovely walk across the bridge to New Jersey , terrific views of Manhattan, takes approx over and back , a little longer if you linger. Take water , nothing on the Jersey side.

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Rutherford, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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124 helpful votes 124 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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30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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