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  Toll bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, private ownership of toll bridges peaked in the mid 19th century, and by the turn of the twentieth century most toll bridges were taken over by state highway departments.
In some situations where the tolls were increased or felt to be unreasonably high, informal shunpiking by individuals escalated into a form of boycott by regular users, with the goal of applying the financial stress of lost toll revenue to the authority determining the levy.
Tolls continued for 20 more years, and were finally removed from the old bridge in 1975 when construction began on a toll-free replacement structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Toll_bridge   (1019 words)

 Bosphorus Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boğaziçi Köprüsü) is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait (Turkish: Boğaziçi).
It is a gravity anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers.
It is a toll bridge, and a toll plaza with 13 toll booths is situated after the bridge on the Asian side.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bosporus_Bridge   (900 words)

 Bellaire Interstate Toll Bridge
The overall length of the bridge is 2770 feet, including the approach of 850 feet on the West Virginia side and 670 feet on the Ohio side of the river.
Although hundreds of bridge men and construction workers were on the job, but one fatal accident occurred while building the bridge, when Fred Morning fell from a pier on the Benwood side to the ground, sustaining injuries which resulted in his death on June 12, 1926.
Toll across the bridge remained a bargain at only a nickel for a one way trip from the opening of the bridge until 1971, when it was increased to a quarter.
www.bellaire.lib.oh.us /BellaireBridgev3.htm   (572 words)

 BBC - North Yorkshire Travel - Aldwark toll bridge
Believe it or not the bridge was struck by an iceberg in the 19th century and had to be rebuilt.
As the bridge exists by law, the company that runs it is obliged to keep it open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and it can't hike up the charges without the consent of the Secretary of State.
The bridge owners say modern vehicles continue to cause damage to the structure and would appeal to those that use it to show the unique structure the respect it deserves when crossing the river.
www.bbc.co.uk /northyorkshire/travel/story/toll_bridge/index.shtml   (620 words)

 Hard Decisions Before the Legislature: Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit
Phase I bridges were still to be funded from existing funding sources, but the Proposition 192 bonds were expected to cover the full costs of both Phase II and the toll bridges.
Other toll bridges also experienced delays as construction work progressed, and all toll bridges were pushed back at least a year from their 1997 estimated schedules.
The administration's cost estimate calling for an additional $3.2 billion in funding for the toll bridge seismic retrofit program was based in part on the assumption that the contract for the SAS span of the Bay Bridge would be awarded by September 2004.
www.lao.ca.gov /2005/toll_bridge/toll_bridges_012405.htm   (7138 words)

 Huey Long toiled to un-toll Highway 11 bridge - By BUDDY STALL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first toll bridge in North America was built in 1654 in a town today called Rowley, Mass.
This bridge was unique as a toll bridge as there was no charge for people to cross, but a toll was charged for each animal crossing the bridge.
The toll on Louisiana’s first toll bridge was the same as it cost to cross the waterway by ferry, $1.25 per vehicle and driver, plus 10 cents for each additional passenger.
clarionherald.org /20000914/stall.htm   (941 words)

 Whitney toll bridge
Tolls are registered by the Department of Transport and can't be increased without permission.
The first bridge was built in 1779 but it, along with two subsequent bridges, was washed away by floodwaters.
The nearest toll-free bridges are four miles to the west and six miles to the east.
www.igreens.org.uk /whitney_toll_bridge.htm   (287 words)

 About the George Washington Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Port Authority opened the bridge to traffic on October 25, 1931.(The Building of the Bridge: A Gallery of Photographs) In 1946, two additional lanes were provided on the upper level.
This increased the capacity of the bridge by 75 percent, making the GWB the world's only 14-lane suspension bridge, and it is now one of the world's busiest bridges.
The twelve-lane Trans-Manhattan Expressway, extending eastward from the bridge to the Harlem River between 178th and 179th Streets, connects both levels of the bridge with Amsterdam Avenue, the Harlem River Drive and the 181st Street Bridge over the Harlem River.
www.panynj.gov /tbt/GWB_about.htm   (657 words)

 Bridge Toll System Upgrade Reaps Positive Results
Speaking about upgrades to the Paradise Island Bridge Toll System made last October, Minister of Works and Utilities Bradley Roberts said in the House of Assembly on Wednesday it was also noteworthy that the Bridge Authority’s long-term balance had been reduced for the fiscal year ending December 2004.
Roberts, who tabled the audited financial statement for the Bridge Authority, said the loan was reduced from $1.1 million at the end of December 2003 to approximately $0.5 million at the end of December 2004.
The Bridge Authority was established as a corporate body on June 26, 1998, as a continuation of the former Paradise Island Bridge Authority for the purpose of regulating traffic across the bridge and imposing charges.
www.jonesbahamas.com /?c=47&a=5483&sid=04f0534146c561ac1f0bd6bff4ee9052   (457 words)

 Benjamin Franklin Bridge (I-676 and US 30)
Physical construction of the Delaware River Bridge began on January 6, 1922, but "in lieu of the traditional digging of the first spadeful of dirt, a plank was torn loose" from a pier that the bridge would replace.
The bridge, which was tied to the North-South Freeway (I-676) in 1980 and the Vine Street Expressway (I-676) in 1991, underwent substantial rehabilitation and modernization during the 1980's.
The design of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is similar to that of the Manhattan Bridge in that both crossings were designed using "deflection theory." Over the years, heavy subway traffic on the outboard structures has caused twisting of the deck and stress on the main cables.
www.phillyroads.com /crossings/benjamin-franklin   (3789 words)

 Toll bridge could link Sumner to Nashville - Wednesday, 02/09/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The bridge is something residents there have been wanting for decades, but the enormous cost has caused it to languish — a state study several years ago estimated a cost of nearly $57 million.
She thinks the bridge would chop the commute in half from her Hendersonville home to her Nashville office, now about 90 minutes in the morning and longer at day's end.
When a toll is charged, no tax dollars — state or federal — are earmarked for the operation and maintenance of the proposed bridge.
www.tennessean.com /growth/archives/05/01/65415341.shtml?Element_ID=65415341   (1233 words)

 Move That Bridge Tulsa World
Infrastructure Ventures President Bill Bacon said the toll bridge was estimated to spark close to a billion dollars in economic development for Tulsa over 10 years and would generate hundreds of millions of dollars in economic revitalization in Jenks.
The resolution states that the city would not oppose a bridge if it is built by a governmental entity or a public trust where the city and other public subdivisions would share in the costs and any revenues generated by the bridge.
The coalition contends that commissioners violated the law by not bringing the toll bridge to a vote of the people, because it involved an extraordinary expenditure and the county's assistance in constructing the bridge.
www.movethatbridge.com /MoveThatBridgeTulsaWorldArticles.htm   (13206 words)

 CORNISH-WINDSOR BRIDGE - New Hampshire Covered Bridges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The structure was purchased by the state in 1936 and operated it as a toll bridge until June 1, 1943.
The bridge was reconstructed by the state in 1989 at a cost of $4,450,000 and was opened to traffic on December 8, 1989.
This is the longest wooden covered bridge in the United States and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world.
www.state.nh.us /nhdhr/bridges/p39.html   (267 words)

 Centre Bridge-Stockton Toll Supported Bridge
The construction of the bridge - a covered wooden structure - must have been exceptionally good, for it was the only bridge between Trenton and Easton not seriously damaged by the flood of October 10, 1903.
The existing bridge, opened to traffic in 1927, is a six-span, riveted steel Warren truss structure with a total length of 825 feet.
The bridge is currently posted for a twenty-ton weight limit restriction and a twenty-five mile per hour speed limit.
www.drjtbc.org /default.aspx?pageid=88   (263 words)

 Adur Toll Bridge West Sussex
The various railway companies, finally British Rail, continued to collect the tolls until it was replaced by the modern flyover, opened in 1970.
It was one of the early box girder bridge design that had problems caused by the particular need to support the structure during construction.
This was largely due to the years of budget restrictions on the owners WSCC, The intention was to demolish or merely allow the bridge to rot away, with no replacement for what is a very heavily used route for cycles and pedestrians.
tollbridge.adur.org.uk   (419 words)

 Tulsa Now Forum - South Yale Toll Bridge
If the government was doing the toll bridge I bet you all would scream that evil developers in Bixby had worked a deal to get the bridge and the tax payers are going to have to pay off the bonds when the tolls are too low.
It is naive to believe that a toll bridge built by private interests will have anything but private interests at heart and that means stock holders.
I have always thought that the bridge was a good idea, but the route was stupid, and if it was going to make that much money, why not do it as a public project, this is the right way to do it.
www.tulsanow.org /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1433   (2248 words)

 Walt Whitman Bridge (I-76)
From 1928 to 1930, various bridge and tunnel proposals (Philadelphia-Camden and South Philadelphia-Gloucester) were submitted as countermeasures for constructing a toll bridge at the current site of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
The bridge plan was opposed by the mayors of Gloucester City and Camden, who contended that their four-lane tunnel alternative would require fewer right-of-way acquisitions, and would not blight the surrounding area like the bridge alternative would.
To the west, the bridge connects to the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) and the Delaware Expressway (I-95).
www.phillyroads.com /crossings/walt-whitman   (1865 words)

 City of Coronado - Transportation Management Association Bridge
The distinctive curve and soaring sweep of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge was the first structural conquest of San Diego Bay, joining the Island of Coronado and City of San Diego.
Beginning at the specially designed toll plaza in Coronado, the traffic ascends at a 4.67 percent grade, curving 80 degrees toward San Diego.
All of the braces and stiffeners for the bridge are inside the box girder, providing the slender super-structure with a smooth exterior.
www.coronado.ca.us /bridge.html   (276 words)

 Jamuna Toll Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Intertoll opened operations of the Jamuna Toll Bridge in June 1998.
The engineering challenge was to contain the river within a bridgeable gap, and found the bridge on extremely deep and mobile sands.
The bridge was designed as a 5000m long, multiple span bridge, built between two artificial hard points utilising extensive river training works designed to withstand 100 year monsoon floods.
www.intertollusa.com /jamuna.htm   (298 words)

 Chicago Skyway
The Chicago Skyway Bridge is a 7.8-mile toll road built in 1958 to connect the Dan Ryan Expressway to the Indiana Tollway.
For almost 50 years, it has been operated and maintained by the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation and the Skyway is the only toll highway in Illinois that is not operated by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority.
This agreement between SCC and the City of Chicago is the first privatization of an existing toll road anywhere in the United States.
www.chicagoskyway.org   (290 words)

 Toll Bridge Cartoons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel -- TOLL SCHEDULE
On October 10, 2000, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission approved the establishment of a vehicle toll classification and toll rate for school buses effective October 11, 2000.
The school bus vehicle toll classification is Class 8 and the toll rate is $10.
On May 11, 2004, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel Commission approved the implementation of a toll increase, effective June 1, 2004, in order to generate additional revenues to pay for the construction of parallel tunnels.
www.cbbt.com /schedule.html   (436 words)

 Toll Bridge Site
The toll bridges are the largest and most complicated bridges in the State.
Regional Measure One was approved by the San Francisco Bay Area voters in November 1988, authorizing the increase of Bay Area bridge tolls.
Projects in the Regional Measure One Program include the construction of a new westbound Benicia-Martinez Bridge; the construction of a new westbound Carquinez Bridge; West Trestle and Fender replacement and Deck Rehabilitation of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge; and Widening of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge.
www.dot.ca.gov /hq/esc/tollbridge   (165 words)

 Riegelsville Toll Supported Bridge
The original bridge, a covered wooden structure, was constructed in 1835.
The existing bridge, constructed in 1904 by John A. Roebling's Sons Company of New York, is a three-span suspension structure with a total length of 577 feet.
The bridge is currently posted for a two and one-half ton weight limit and a fifteen-mile per hour speed limit.
www.drjtbc.com /default.aspx?pageid=76   (195 words)

 Toll bridge near completion, toll road on target...for now - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
The bridge is expected to be the most impressive aspect of the toll road development.
The developers/owners have invested their own funds in the project and will recoup through the tolls charged, but a portion of the financing, US$107 million, is in the form of a loan from government, issued through its oversight agency for the highway National Road Operating and Construction Company.
As to the nature of the ongoing works, he said, "the one half of the bridge is almost complete and the portion of works between Portmore and the Portmore side of the bridge is well advanced."
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20051119T200000-0500_92885_OBS_TOLL_BRIDGE_NEAR_COMPLETION__TOLL_ROAD_ON_TARGET___FOR_NOW.asp   (399 words)

 CBC Prince Edward Island - Bridge unveils new toll structure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bus companies are the big winners under the new toll fee structure announced by the Confederation Bridge on Monday.
The tolls are adjusted to reflect the rate of inflation each year.
As with other vehicles, the new tolls will only be charged when leaving P.E.I. Management at the bridge said those tolls wouldn't change for the next five years.
www.cbc.ca /pei/story/pe_bridge_20051107.html?ref=rss   (363 words)

 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - Bridges
This suspension bridge was designed by Othmar H. Ammann who was the Port Authority's Chief Engineer during that time.
We understand that the bridge's sidewalk is used by many pedestrians and bicyclists, and we have limited the hours the sidewalk will be closed to the minimum required to effectuate the work.
The north sidewalk entrance is located two blocks west of the George Washington Bridge Bus Station, across from the corner of W 179th Street and Cabrini Boulevard.
www.panynj.gov /CommutingTravel/bridges/html/gwb.html   (962 words)

 Trenton-Morrisville Route 1 Toll Bridge
The bridge is a twelve-span, simply supported composite steel girder and concrete deck structure with an overall length of 1,324 feet.
Originally constructed by the Commission in 1952 as a four-lane facility, the structure was widened to six lanes in 1965 for a total curb-to-curb width of 62 feet.
In 1983 an aluminum median barrier was erected across the bridge, creating three southbound and two northbound lanes.
www.drjtbc.org /default.aspx?pageid=80   (126 words)

 Toll bridges
The current toll for cars has recently gone up and now (Dec 2002) is 15p.
And shame on the toll keeper for not letting him through with a promise to pay next time he passed.
This is strictly now a "toll bridge in the past".
www.igreens.org.uk /toll_bridges.htm   (280 words)

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