New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning on rebuilding the 56-year-old Tappan Zee bridge, a five-kilometer span traversing the Hudson. When the new structure opens in 2017, cash tolls could rise to $14, nearly triple the current price of $4, Bloomberg News reports.
E-ZPass users, now paying $4.75, would see a 184% hike to $13.50, while drivers under the discounted commuter plan would face a similar increase to $8.40 up from $3. The Tappan Zee 2.0 will continue to collect tolls on a “one-way” basis (unlike the Queens Midtown Tunnel, which requires payment in both directions).
The Verrazano Narrows, connecting Brooklyn to Staten Island, remains New York’s most expensive bridge for now, at $13 cash.