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Old 09-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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How High Is too High For a bridge toll?

I was reviewing my e-zpass statement from my recent trip to NJ Beaches from my home in PA and I crossed the commodore Barry bridge from NJ to PA on my way home and they charged $30.00 for my f-150 and my Crusader 290rlt fifth wheel. I can drive six cars over the bridge for the same price. I only have four axles why do I have to pay the equivalent of 6 axles. Has anyone else had this issue and is there anything to be done about it? I may have to drive a little farther out of my way to find another way out of that state. That is the only state that I know of that you can drive into for free but you can not leave with out paying tolls.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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Because once you reach 4 axles or more you get charged the commercial rate and that's about 50% higher then the passenger rate.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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There is bridge on I-95 just north of Havre de Grace, Maryland, that charged us $28 the first time we went over it. From then on, we always got off 95 and drove two miles north to the bridge on US-1...free.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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A couple of years ago I drove from Philly to Long Island, NY in a 4 wheel rental car for work. Tolls and bridges total was $73 bucks. It's an easy tax to raise and nobody bitches enough to stop the gouging.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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Do a google search for articles on how much toll bridge attendants make a year and you will see where that money goes!
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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Do a google search for articles on how much toll bridge attendants make a year and you will see where that money goes!
10-15 an hour. Not exactly skilled labor. You know the old joke
Q: What's the difference between a 2 year degree and 4 year degree?
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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Q; How high is too high for a bridge toll?
A: Anything over $0.00
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:48 PM   #8
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You know what the sad gospel truth is? The states that have toll road........Their roads are no better than Minneosta roads were I live and we do NOT have tolls and our roads get beat to heck from winter and salt.
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10-15 an hour. Not exactly skilled labor. You know the old joke
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You would think that but a lot of them are well over 100,000 a year with some of the vets making 250,000 a year. Not a bad gig

I think it's Massachusetts that averages 100k a year
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:23 PM   #10
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I was reviewing my e-zpass statement from my recent trip to NJ Beaches from my home in PA and I crossed the commodore Barry bridge from NJ to PA on my way home and they charged $30.00 for my f-150 and my Crusader 290rlt fifth wheel. I can drive six cars over the bridge for the same price. I only have four axles why do I have to pay the equivalent of 6 axles. Has anyone else had this issue and is there anything to be done about it? I may have to drive a little farther out of my way to find another way out of that state. That is the only state that I know of that you can drive into for free but you can not leave with out paying tolls.
When I had just moved to PA, I missed an exit and found myself crossing the Ben Franklin bridge into Camden NJ. The best $3 I ever spent got me back in PA.
There's a reason the toll is in one direction. The alternative is staying in Jersey!
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