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Address: 179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033
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Activities: Driving, Biking
Description: Major bridge over the Hudson River that connects New York and New Jersey.

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Unbelievable what could be constructed so long ago

Without today's technology, construction machinery, and materials men were still able to construct this unbelievable structure spanning the Island and the Mainland... and that it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Brian K
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Without today's technology, construction machinery, and materials men were still able to construct this unbelievable structure spanning the Island and the Mainland... and that it is still standing today after so many years.

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Woodridge, New York, United States
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14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

On May 13, 2015, while crossing the GWB to pick up friends at JFK, I was charged $20 for my non-commercial 3/4 ton pick up truck. It seemed high, but I erroneously did not look at my receipt (which I had to ask for). When I turned my toll and parking receipts in later for reimbursement, I noticed that it... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Needed to cross the GWB entering Manhattan, signs are posted that tell the driver where they need to go, however, be aware that if you intend to pay cash, be sure to stay in the far left lanes. Also, be aware that you need to keep up with traffic, signal in advance, and there will always be repairs in process.... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Let's take a brief moment to breathe in and exhale because the George Washington Bridge is not about scandals and political retribution. This bridge is all about crossing the Hudson River between Fort Lee and Hudson Heights with some of the most stunning views of the waterfront of Fort Lee and its neighbouring areas and Northern Manhattan and its concrete... More 

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Oakland, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

You get pretty good views from the upper deck, but face it: this bridge was built for another time and certainly is ill designed to handle today's traffic load. Prepare for a hefty $14 toll. We were headed back home to New England and managed to miss the Garden State Parkway which would have taken us up to the Tappan... More 

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The George Washington Bridge is a beautiful piece of steel & cables. It spans the Hudson River from Ft Lee in NJ to Washington Heights in Manhattan. Thousands of people drive across it. But you can walk across it. I recommend doing that. Take your time. look up at the towers as you pass under them. Usually the south walk... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Passed over this bridge on our way to Woodbury Commons outlet. It really is magnificent and provides a good way to get in and out of Manhattan without taking the Lincoln tunnel.

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Colorado
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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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257 reviews 257 reviews
55 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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414 helpful votes 414 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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