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

Major bridge over the Hudson River that connects New York and New Jersey.

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Walked across - great view of Manhattan skyline

Bridge hours for walking across are posted as 6am-midnight every day. No cost for using the walking/bike path. Only the south sidewalk is open for walking/biking. As others have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bridge hours for walking across are posted as 6am-midnight every day. No cost for using the walking/bike path. Only the south sidewalk is open for walking/biking. As others have noted, there are lots of bike riders using the path every day, so be sure to stay to the right if you are walking. I used Google maps to figure out... More 

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Brevard County, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing architectural structure. Bridge has Two levels - upper & lower. A bit pricy toll at $15. I-95 from NJ to NY.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting in a local park on a sunny afternoon, watching the river traffic and reading a book close to the GW Bridge, was a pleasant and relaxing way to spend a few hours.

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Chester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been over that bridge numerous times, both solo and with my son. I go over it when I get deliveries in the NYC area, and go across the river to the New Jersey side, where we had a project, where there is a great view of the skyline. It's usually not too bad if you are going to... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going from NY to NJ is free, coming back into NY is a $15 toll. Very busy and if you can avoid during rush hour. Has upper and lower spans, great views for passengers and glimpses for drivers who need to keep concentrate on driving.

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Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lower level of the George Washington Bridge is referred to as Martha and the upper level George. It is $15 from New Jersey into New York, but free going from New York into New Jersey. Thus it works out to be $7.50 each way. A beautiful structure that has stood for years. Nice views if you are not driving.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We walked the GWB from east to west. The walkway was fairly accessible and separated from traffic. Saw a lot of bikers; I imagine that's a nice way to traverse the river as it is one of the longer bridges. It was a smooth walkway on a beautiful bridge with a really interesting perspective of the west side of Manhattan... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We go our of our way to avoid the George Washington Bridge on every road trip we take. Unfortunately, on our most recent road trip, we were informed that the Tappen Zee Bridge had an incident that pretty much shut it down, so we didn't have much of a choice. So we sat in traffic approachiing the bridge for well... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

While not as scenic as the Verrazano Bridge, this bridge offers a nice view of New Jersey's Palisades facing the Hudson River, by day or by night. It's best to take the upper deck's outer lane for the view. If entering NY you can see far down Manhattan and make out some of its buildings if you know them.

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Nice to see from far but avoid driving on it as you will be stuck in a bumper-to-bumper traffic with on going construction

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