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George Washington Bridge

Address: 179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033
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Ranked #175 of 616 Attractions in New York City
Type: Bridges, Sights & 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, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Biking
Owner description: Major bridge over the Hudson River that connects New York and New Jersey.

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Colorado
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324 reviews 324 reviews
124 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Although the toll is steep to cross the bridge from New Jersey to New York (just over $13 when we traveled it), the bridge is simply massive and incredible, a historic icon connecting two great states. Expect heavy, heavy traffic, and be wary of large semi trucks, which aggressively plow through bridge traffic. We witnessed a truck smashing into another... More 

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Nice, France
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38 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 helpful votes 22 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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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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169 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 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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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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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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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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