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George Washington Bridge

179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033
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Ranked #287 of 863 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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789 reviews 789 reviews
431 attraction reviews
1,066 helpful votes 1,066 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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143 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
84 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
13 reviews 13 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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173 helpful votes 173 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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18 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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