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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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Picturesque Bridge

I was able to appreciate the beauty of this bridge by walking across it. A lot of spots to take selfies:). To cross it by car, if you have the time, take the upper bridge to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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Mt. Cobb, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing fancy about this bridge but when you go over it you feel safe. Looks and feels solid. Has nice southerly view of the city.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was able to appreciate the beauty of this bridge by walking across it. A lot of spots to take selfies:). To cross it by car, if you have the time, take the upper bridge to see the view. Otherwise, the lower bridge will be a little faster. Just to warn you, traffic is really heavy on this bridge. Moreover,... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've got the choice, the upper has better views, usually goes faster, especially headed into Jersey, and if it crumbles you'll have a better chance of not getting smushed.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I MUST have driven across this bridge HUNDREDS of times when I used to lie in NJ and went to school @ Columbia University in NYC. I believe that it's listed as the 10th longest suspension bridge in the USA. If you are stopped on the bridge in your car, you can FEEL it sway in the breeze since it... More 

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Thank Charles K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Living in New England, I dread heading south for anything. The reason why so many people choose to live on NYC is they have no desire to spend 3-4 hours getting to and over this nightmare in highway design!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Crowded, Expensive toll, narrow lanes, why do I even cross this thing??? Actually is nice to view from a distance but I just hate to drive across with all of the chaos going on around you. It's NYC so what do you expect?

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Great views as you walk or bike across. One of the most beautiful bridges in the world. And one of the busiest.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The GW Bridge is always congested as it is the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge - but it is beautiful. There were plenty of bikers and walkers the first weekend in June and the views of the Hudson are splendid.

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Every time I drive past the GWB, I always admire this iconic structure of NYC. You don't mind the slow down of the traffic , you get time to view the be beautiful views, 360 degrees around you. A must experience trip for those visiting the City for first time ! And, if you can walk it, that's one of... More 

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Thank Raghuraman C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I started driving on this bridge as a child, growing up in Connecticut. This bridge and Landmark, has been in hundreds of movies. The 2-tier effect is crazy, gorgeous, and a sheer testament to the Engineers and Construction crews that built and designed it... Go! Go! Go!

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