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George Washington Bridge

When you cross from mainland America to Manhattan, you’ll quickly see why this bridge has been a favorite of Hollywood and architects for decades.

For many people, an image of George Washington Bridge is what comes to mind when they think of New York City. As you approach the iconic bridge from the suburban plains of New Jersey, the Manhattan skyline emerges as a breathtaking view to your right. Passing under the bridge’s grand pillars is a truly unforgettable experience. The vast expanse of the Hudson River beneath you is sure to leave a strong impression. Get out your camera and try to capture as much of Manhattan in your photograph as you can.

This suspension bridge has been in numerous Hollywood films, often in establishing shots for New York City. It was notably the architect Le Corbusier’s favorite bridge in the world. The distinctive, crisscross bracing and tall pillars make it a unique sight. Experience for yourself this essential piece of New York City lore.

The George Washington Bridge is primarily used by vehicles crossing to and from Port Authority in Midtown, but it also has a sidewalk that pedestrians and cyclists share. The walkway features a level surface from end to end, making biking or walking easy. Whether you walk or cycle, though, face southward for a wonderful view of Downtown Manhattan.

Cyclists will be interested to know that the bridge connects with more than 40 miles (64 kilometers) of cycling paths in New York City and New Jersey.

Make a special trip to see George Washington Bridge at night. Even if you don’t set foot on the crossing, you will see the elaborate light show. Each night the exceptionally tall pillars glow with white light and the cables are dotted with blue bulbs extending across the entire bridge. Turn around and see the bright glory of New York City lit up at night.

Use Hudson Terrace to reach the George Washington Bridge from New Jersey, and 178th Street from Manhattan. Just make sure you save enough time to savor the northern and southern views. You can never get too much of them.


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