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George Washington Bridge

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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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Impressive Double Decker Bridge

This was an impressive way for final exit from New York, and although it was busy there were no real delays. To be on a bridge with 2 levels and traffic seemingly coming up from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Luton, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was an impressive way for final exit from New York, and although it was busy there were no real delays. To be on a bridge with 2 levels and traffic seemingly coming up from below was an amazing experience and the construction beyond belief. The views were amazing from the upper deck.

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Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have visited NY many times, and is my first walk on the Washington Bridge upper deck. As expected, it was crowded, but not chaotic. The views of the Hudson River and the skyline were amazing. Families, couples, solos from many countries...and if you wished to perpetuate the momento, always someone willing to take your picture. Beautiful!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was staying in the Comfort Inn on River Rd in New Jersey and decided to cycle across the George Washington bridge. Definite highs and lows in this experience. The River Rd approach starts off nice cycling along the Hudson on a nice multi use path until it dumps you on River Rd at the bottom of an impossible hill.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 814 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Even though there are lots of bridges and tunnels from New Jersey into NY City, the GW Bridge is still the grand-daddy of them all. Massive, sweeping columns hold up those huge suspension cables, it looks beautiful in the day or at night. I always try to take the upper level bridge expanse, as you don't get much of a... More 

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Astoria, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Horrible wait times to cross the bridge, long lines, poor maintenance and continual construction problems make the GBW a nightmare to travel at peak and weekend travel periods.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 911 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

When you drive over this bridge when there is no traffic it's fine little bit crowded lanes a little small and an expensive tole. When you drive over if you are lucky you can see what it's like when Chris Christie is not causing a traffic jam.

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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 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 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 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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