I’m in NYC just over the Hudson River having crossed the George Washington Bridge. This is a very busy part of the ride.
Aside from the GWB, the ride is not a bridge event, but likely to be an event nonetheless. The 23 miles could take 2 hours. It could be frenzied and fast or frustratingly slow. If you live in the Metro area and know the ride or do any part of it, if it’s smooth sailing you won’t trust it and will wonder what’s wrong.
I’m on the Cross Bronx Expressway (still Route 95) and just over a mile from the GW and heading over the Harlem River on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. The bridge is not as impressive as the musical. I say that confidentially not even having seen the show. It’s a flat bridge about 100 feet above the river and fairly short. I believe it’s crossable, though there’s a good chance you could get stuck on it or creep across it because of traffic volume.
Continuing on 95, which is now called the Bruckner Expressway, I begin heading North where the road changes names again to the New England Throughway and cross a tiny bridge over the Hutchinson River. Here, I begin paralleling the Metro North railroad and pass through the same towns. Pelham, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Harrison, Rye, and Port Chester. Then across a short bridge over the Byram River and into Connecticut and New England.
New York: 23
Total Miles Covered: 1354
Uncrossable Bridges: 5
Fuller Warren Bridge, Jacksonville, FL
Francis Scott Key Bridge, Baltimore, MD
Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge, Port Deposit, MD
Girard Point Bridge, Philadelphia, PA
George Washington Bridge, NJ-NY
Questionably Uncrossable: 1
Woodrow Wilson Bridge, VA-DC-MD
States Travelled: 10
States Remaining: 5