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Old 08-26-06, 02:11 PM   #1
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NYC-George Washington Bridge

Does anyone know when the South path of the George Washington Bridge is due to reopen?
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Old 08-27-06, 03:40 PM   #2
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http://www.panynj.gov/CommutingTrave...ml/gwb.html#pb

Might open September 11 or 12.
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Old 08-30-06, 01:13 PM   #3
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it can't be soon enough. holy crap are those stairs annoying.

for those of you who don't know what a pain this is, here are the steps to "ride" your bike across the bridge going from NYC to New Jersey:

carry bike up stairs ---> walk or ride about 100 feet --> go down stairs --> walk 15 feet --> go up stairs --> ride to the other end of the bridge --> go up stairs --> walk 25 feet --> walk down stairs --> walk about 30 feet --> go down final stairs to street level.
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sounds like a good workout.
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it can't be soon enough. holy crap are those stairs annoying.

for those of you who don't know what a pain this is, here are the steps to "ride" your bike across the bridge going from NYC to New Jersey:

carry bike up stairs ---> walk or ride about 100 feet --> go down stairs --> walk 15 feet --> go up stairs --> ride to the other end of the bridge --> go up stairs --> walk 25 feet --> walk down stairs --> walk about 30 feet --> go down final stairs to street level.
Let me know when its open. Those stairs are hell on my back. I'll drive my bike across rather than deal with the stairs.
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Old 09-11-06, 04:41 PM   #6
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but tits dangerous to ride across right?
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Old 09-11-06, 09:28 PM   #7
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Its not dangerous. Just ride slowly and yeild to pedestrians. It would be dangerous and illegal to ride on the bridge roadway. I hope the south walkway reopens soon.
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Old 09-14-06, 05:32 PM   #8
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Is it open yet?
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Is it open yet?
Not as of yesterday. I'm really getting tired of it!
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I saw two jerks hop the barricade and ride across the highway on both NJ and NY sides against traffic before sunrise.
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I have heard rumors of a 12 October re-opening. Confirm or deny?
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has anyone noticed thats its raining really hard now?
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its not raining now
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South side of the bridge is open as of 3pm Sat Oct 14.
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it can't be soon enough. holy crap are those stairs annoying.

for those of you who don't know what a pain this is, here are the steps to "ride" your bike across the bridge going from NYC to New Jersey:

carry bike up stairs ---> walk or ride about 100 feet --> go down stairs --> walk 15 feet --> go up stairs --> ride to the other end of the bridge --> go up stairs --> walk 25 feet --> walk down stairs --> walk about 30 feet --> go down final stairs to street level.
I remember the city spending a million plus for those stupid rails to roll your bike up on. LOL
I feel for ya, I could make a guess at the number of bridge crossings I have done having lived
in Jersey City and commuting to 1285 6th Ave. Has to be in the thousands.
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South side of the bridge is open as of 3pm Sat Oct 14.
YAY!!
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Thank the frickin' lord!!!
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It closed again! until next week!
Is any way from noth walkway to avoid steps on NJ side?
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Seems like any time I even think about going to New Jersey they shut down the south walkway!!
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Ugh - after falling down them twice not my idea of fun
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Old 12-04-08, 11:38 AM   #21
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Ugh - after falling down them twice not my idea of fun
Ouch!! Hope you didn't get hurt!

I don't know what it is... I live in a third floor walk-up and carry my bike up and down the stairs every time I ride.... but something about those open grate stairs makes me really acrophobic.
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They're really slick! Not too hurt - but did turn the "I'll go to Piermont" trip into "I guess I'll ride a mile along river road and call it a day".

Also for a heads up, memorial ride this Sunday.
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I drove across the bridge on Monday the 24th and I just happened to notice that the north side was locked. I didn't know that they kept it closed.

I drove across the bridge again on Monday the 1st and I saw people walking on the north side, so I had a hunch that they'd closed the south side. I wasn't paying attention on the way back so I didn't check closely. I guess my hunch was correct.

At least they didn't close it in the spring or summer.
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Old 12-05-08, 09:37 AM   #24
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The stairs on the north side of the bridge are really annoying, and I'm glad I my training ride up 9W instead of commuting to work (I live in NJ and work in NY) because going up and down those stairs takes a long time when you're wearing cleats.
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please tell me the south side walk way is open again!

i can barely persuade myself to ride to begin with. now i have to freeze in the slow city traffic from brooklyn to the bridge and then i have to do the slippery stairs of the GWB? i'd rather stay home and put on a few pounds.

any time line on this issue?
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