Saturday, January 28, 2012

Over the River . . . and Back

Starting Monday, January 30, if you venture across the river, it will cost you more to get home. The New York State Bridge Authority is raising the tolls on Hudson River bridges, including our own Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Instead of $1, the toll for drivers paying cash will be $1.50, while the toll for E-Z Pass users will be $1.25. You can read all about it in the Kingston Daily Freeman.  

For Gossips, the news is sufficient excuse to share this vintage picture of the western approach to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.


  1. And here's where you can sign up for EZ Pass:

  2. Heard this bit of news the other day on WNYC, of all places. Seeing as I pay $6.50 to cross the Triboro (now the RFK) Bridge, even the new price seems pretty reasonable. WNYC mentioned that the additional cost is for upcoming capital projects. We shall see...

    Glad you're back, Carole!