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George Washington Bridge

179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033
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Ranked #229 of 831 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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New City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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760 helpful votes 760 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Cape Coral, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

How can I say anything bad about it, other than the recent political happenings. This bridge crosses the Hudson River from New York City to Fort Lee, New Jersey. It is a beautiful majestic looking bridge. Fort Lee High School is known as the "The Bridgemen" and is located a few tenths s of a mile past the bridge. You... More

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New York City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

As a pedestrian or bicyclist the GWB is awesome! As a motorist, it has it's moments. If possible avoid rush hour traffic or Christie induced lane closures! Even still, one of the best modes of getting in and out of NYC

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Blauvelt, NY
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19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The George Washington bridge has a pedestrian walkway and crossing the bridge on foot is a must. If you could do only one bridge, I would do the Brooklyn Bridge, but the GWB is certainly a close second and best of all, when you walk it-it is free! (the tolls for your vehicle are incredibly expensive-but that is a different... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The bridge is a two level bridge. The architecture of it is superb and soooo easy to access NYC. We always come from the north on Palisades Interstate Parkway and jump right on the bridge (toll) and then take the 9A south to get wherever we want in NYC.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

It's the world's busiest bridge, so this place is no secret. The real secret is, though, to get out of your car and wander on and around the bridge. It's an amazingly scenic place to visit. It seems easier for pedestrians to visit the GWB from the Jersey side. Find your way through the maze of roads into local Fort... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Go there with subway, subway is really close. Its a simple bridge, but you will like view. I'm sure you will like walking by that bridge and taking a pictures.

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Hebron, lsrael
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The George Washington Bridge offers one of only 2 opportunities to walk over a bridge from New York City to New Jersey (the other is the Bayonne Bridge in Staten Island), & shouldn't be missed. The views are lovely both north & south. But the bridge is located in Washington Heights, in far Upper Manhattan; if you're expecting great views... More

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