George Washington Bridge Plaza

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View looking east, to the bridge, south of which is Fort Lee Historic Park, contiguous with Palisades Interstate Park
I-95 / N.J. Turnpike / Palisades Parkway / US 1-9 / US 9W / US 46 / Route 67
GWB Plaza
Bridge Plaza
Looking northeast over highways to GWB
A view of the district looking west

George Washington Bridge Plaza, also known as GWB Plaza or Bridge Plaza, is the section of Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States, at the western terminus and toll plaza of the George Washington Bridge.[1] Located north of and parallel to Main Street, it bisects the northern part of the borough. The surrounding busy area is characterized by a mix of commercial and residential uses and an architectural variety that includes parking lots, strip malls, houses, gas stations, mid-rise office buildings and high-rise condominiums. Just to the east is Fort Lee Historic Park, Palisades Interstate Park and the bridge tower.

Roadways[edit]

The series of streets overlooks the lower vehicular cut through the Hudson Palisades where several major roads converge for the toll plazas[2] for the Hudson River crossing. The streets, which are above the cut, are individually named for the points of the compass and either run parallel to or pass over it. The expressways carry the designations of the New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 95, U.S. Route 1/9, and U.S. Route 46. The marginal roads running alongside it are called Bridge Plaza North and Bridge Plaza South, the latter bearing the newer name of Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. Traveling on separate overpasses are Route 67, known as Bridge Plaza East, and the section of Center Avenue called Bridge Plaza West. The expressways and their local street entrances/exits at Bridge Plaza and the aforementioned section of Route 67 are under the jurisdiction of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which also manages the bridge.[3][4] In the immediate vicinity are interchanges with U.S. Route 9W, Route 4, and the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

Transit hub[edit]

Bridge Plaza is a busy transit hub, served by several New Jersey Transit bus lines serving Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties and Manhattan. Rockland Coaches travels to destinations in Bergen, Rockland, and Manhattan. Spanish Transportation is one of many companies providing guagua, or jitney, service along the busy Bergenline-Anderson Avenue and New Jersey Route 4 corridors and across the bridge.

Route Destinations via Notes
9

westbound
Rockland Coaches[5]
New City
Stony Point
Route 9W
Nyack
limited service to Stony Point
9

eastbound
Rockland Coaches
George Washington Bridge Bus Station and/or Port Authority Bus Terminal George Washington Bridge
11C

westbound
Ameribus[6]
Spring Valley Englewood
Kinderkamack Road
Hillsdale station
Nanuet Mall
11C

eastbound
George Washington Bridge Bus Station George Washington Bridge
20/84

westbound
Ameribus[7]
Tappan, New York Englewood, Harrington Park Weekdays only
84

eastbound
RC<
George Washington Bridge Bus Station George Washington Bridge
156

156R
northboundbr>NJT[8]
Englewood Cliffs Lemoine-Sylvan Avenues
156R

southbound
NJT[9]
Port Authority Bus Terminal Palisade Avenue
Edgewater
Bulls Ferry
Port Imperial (HBLR station)
Lincoln Tunnel
alternate routing along 156
156

southbound
NJT[9]
Port Authority Bus Terminal
42nd Street (Manhattan)
Palisade Avenue
Nungessers
Bergenline Station
Weehawken Water Tower
Lincoln Tunnel
alternate routing along 156R
159

northbound
NJT[10]
Fort Lee
Linwood Park
Linwood Park
159

southbound
NJT[10]
Port Authority Bus Terminal
42nd Street (Manhattan)
Anderson
Nungessers
Bergenline
495 Marginal Highway
Lincoln Tunnel
171

eastbound
NJT[11]
George Washington Bridge Bus Station
175th Street Station
Manhattan
George Washington Bridge departs platform 24
171

westbound
NJT[11]
Paterson Broadway Bus Terminal New Jersey Route 4
Teaneck
The Outlets at Bergen Town Center
Westfield Garden State Plaza
Radburn Station
175

eastbound
NJT[12]
George Washington Bridge Bus Station
175th Street Station
Manhattan
George Washington Bridge departs platform 24
175

westbound
NJT[12]
Ridgewood New Jersey Route 4
Hackensack-Anderson and Main
Paramus
Rochelle Park
some trips do not stop at
Westfield Garden State Plaza
or
Bergen Community College
178

eastbound
NJT[13]
George Washington Bridge Bus Station
175th Street Station
Manhattan
George Washington Bridge departs platform 22
178

eastbound
NJT[13]
Hackensack Bus Terminal express variation of 182
181

eastbound
NJT[14]
George Washington Bridge Bus Station
175th Street Station
Manhattan
George Washington Bridge departs platform 23
no midday service
181

southbound
NJT[14]
Bergenline Avenue Station Palisade Avenue
Nungessers
Bergenline
no midday service
182

eastbound
NJT[15]
George Washington Bridge Bus Station
175th Street Station
Manhattan
George Washington Bridge departs platform 23
182

eastbound
NJT[15]
Hackensack Bus Terminal Fort Lee-Main Street
Leonia
Teaneck
local version of 178
186

eastbound
NJT[16]
George Washington Bridge Bus Station
175th Street Station
Manhattan
George Washington Bridge departs platform 22
limited Sunday service
186

northbound
NJT[16]
Dumont Lemoine & Sylvan Avenues
Englewood City Hall
Teaneck Armory
Bergenfield
limited Sunday service
188

eastbound
NJT[17]
George Washington Bridge Bus Station
175th Street Station
Manhattan
George Washington Bridge departs platform 23
limited weekend service
188

southbound
NJT[17]
West New York
Kennedy Boulevard
Edgewater
Bulls Ferry
60th Street
limited weekend service
756

northbound
NJT[18]
Englewood Cliffs Lemoine & Sylvan Avenues no Sunday service
756

westbound
NJT[18]
Bergen Community College Fort Lee Road
The Shops at Riverside
New Bridge Landing
Route 4
no Sunday service

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Coordinates: 40°51′18″N 73°58′08″W / 40.855°N 73.969°W / 40.855; -73.969