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View of the terminal from the west at 178th St.
The George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal or George Washington Bridge Bus Station is a commuter bus terminal located at the east end of the George Washington Bridgemarker in the Washington Heightsmarker area of Manhattanmarker in New York Citymarker, New Yorkmarker. The station is built over the Trans-Manhattan Expresswaymarker (Interstate 95) between 178th and 179th Streets and Fort Washington and Wadsworth Avenues and features direct bus ramps on and off the upper level of the bridge. The complex includes the 175th Streetmarker station of the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at Fort Washington Avenue and 175th Street.

Architecture

The building was designed by renowned engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and is one of only a few buildings he designed outside of Italymarker. It opened January 13, 1963. The building is constructed of huge steel-reinforced concrete trusses, fourteen of which are cantilevered from supports in the median of the Trans-Manhattan Expressway, which it straddles. The building contains murals as well as busts of George Washington and Othmar Amman, the civil engineer who designed the bridge. The building received the 1963 Concrete Industry Board’s Award.

Bus service

,  the following bus companies serve the terminal:


There was formerly long distance bus service to Floridamarker, operated by Greyhound Lines.

New York City Transit Authority buses
  • Local buses stop at a lower level and on the streets outside the station. Local service includes:


The first floor of the bus terminal has shops and a waiting area. There is also an New York Citymarker Off-track betting parlor located on the first floor.

The bus station is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. According to the Port Authority's website, on a typical weekday, approximately 17,000 passengers on about 950 buses use the bus station. In 2007, the bus station handled approximately 5,000,000 passengers on about 300,000 buses.The subway station, operated by the New York City Transit Authority, was part of the original A line which opened in 1932.

Accessibility

Some portions of the terminal are wheelchair accessible, but many of the bus platforms are not. In addition, the M4 bus provides wheelchair accessible service to Fort Tryon Parkmarker, continuing inside the park to the Cloisters Museummarker when open.

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