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George Washington Bridge

179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033
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Ranked #218 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Biking
Owner description: Major bridge over the Hudson River that connects New York and New Jersey.
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Biking
Owner description: Major bridge over the Hudson River that connects New York and New Jersey.

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Nice, France
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179 reviews 179 reviews
38 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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509 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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472 attraction reviews
1,139 helpful votes 1,139 helpful votes
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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466 reviews 466 reviews
158 attraction reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
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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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

and with many interesting points of interest. Originally, folks planned to cover the metal with marble but they ran out of money and by wonderful chance created a magnificent piece of sculptor, beautiful both day and night, in any weather, from close up and far away. When they added the second level, they created one of the great New York... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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