We are driving from Dedham (MA) to Philadelphia tomorrow. The question is where to cross the Hudson. We have done the trip before and always seem to get miserably tangled up in the traffic across the Hudson. Our last crossing, a year ago, northbound on a Sunday night, took literally hours to get across the GW bridge, despite both the Tesla nav and Google maps telling us to go that way. I swore I would never take the GW again, and want to try the (new) TappenZee crossing. The drive down the NJ side seemed much less stressful than driving through the GW mess when we tried the (old) Tappan Zee one time last year. My limited experience (2 round trips in the past two years, 4 crossings) tells me that the Nav system predicts travel times through NYC that are much too low compared to reality. But looking at Google maps and at the Tesla route planner just now, both systems suggest the GW bridge and calculate much slower travel times via the Tappan Zee. Plus -- tomorrow promises to be raining, possibly quite heavily at times. Plus it is a Friday in a holiday week. Not sure if this week has less travel than usual in and out of Manhattan. I suspect the work traffic will be lighter, but not sure about total volumes. So -- what do experienced travelers think? should we accept the route suggested by the Nav system even if it is across the GW bridge (as it always has done, so far) or should I stick to the Tappan Zee route even if the predicted time is longer? Thanks for any advice.