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George Washington Bridge

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Address: 179th Street and Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10033

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
Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favorite sights of Uptown Manhattan. Nice to look at during the day, extremely beautiful at night.

Thank NYC9423
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of many ways to get from NJ to NYC, a trip across the bridge offers a beautiful view up and down the Hudson River.

Thank DaleDale2
Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing bridge has a span which catches you by surprise. There are many bridges which I'd say you have to see in NYC....this one is overlooked when folks are 'ticking the must see' list....yet it should be right up there.

Thank marksmail
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have enought time to see upper Manhattan, don't miss the Met Cloisters museum& the Washington Bridge. They are quite close to each other and the view is wonderful.

Thank Anna B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a beautiful bridge with sweeping views of New Jersey and New York. In my lifetime I have probably been over it 1,000 plus times. That said, if it is a holiday, rush hour or an accident has occurred people have been known to experience a lot of stress due to being stuck for hours.

Thank NewGrandma01
Luton, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank nsmith50
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
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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!!

Thank _maritzah_delgado
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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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.

Thank neil102

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