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Encyclopedia > Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority

The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, described to the public by the "popular name" MTA Bridges and Tunnels, or MTA B&T, is an affiliate agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a public benefit corporation, that operates all intrastate toll bridges in New York City. Image File history File links From [1]. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ... A public company is a company owned by the public. ... The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ...


The TBTA operates seven bridges:

and two tunnels Aerial view of the Triborough Bridge (left) and the Hell Gate Bridge (right) The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate right-of... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in area. ... Aerial view of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge The Bronx Whitestone Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River and connects the boroughs of Queens and The Bronx. ... The Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Staten Island, New York at dawn The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (often written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay... Staten Island lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ... Aerial view of the Throgs Neck Bridge The Throgs Neck Bridge is a suspension bridge opened on January 11, 1961 that carries Interstate 295 and connects the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx with the Bayside section of Queens. ... The Henry Hudson Bridge is a steel arch toll bridge in New York City across the Harlem River, a tidal estuary. ... The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge in New York City (originally Marine Parkway Bridge) is a toll bridge that crosses Rockaway Inlet and connects Rockaway Peninsula, in Queens, with Brooklyn. ... The Rockaway Penninsula, also known as The Rockaways, is the name of a peninsula of Long Island, most of which is located within the borough of Queens in New York City; the peninsulas easternmost section forms the town of East Rockaway, in suburban Nassau County. ... The Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge (originally Cross Bay Bridge) wholly in New York City, is a toll bridge that crosses Beach Channel in Jamaica Bay to Rockaway Peninsula, and is located in Queens. ...

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is a toll road in New York City which crosses under the East River at its mouth and connects the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, nearly passing under, but providing no access to Governors Island. ... The Queens Midtown Tunnel is a toll road in New York City. ...

Toll rates

Rates vary by bridge/tunnel and by vehicle.


All rates listed here are regular cash rates effective March 13, 2005. E-ZPass users pay discounted tolls at most facilities, and certain classes of users are eligible for even larger discounts; for example, Staten Island residents are eligible for discounted crossings of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. E-ZPass (Fast Lane in Massachusetts, Smart Tag in Virginia, I-Pass in Illinois) is the electronic toll collection system used on most toll bridges and toll roads in the eastern United States from Virginia to Maine, and recently extended into Illinois. ...

  • Triborough/Throgs Neck/Bronx-Whitestone Bridges, tunnels (charged in both directions):
Cars: $4.50
Heavy Vehicles (2-7 axles): $9-34, $5 per additional axle
Motorcycles: $2
Buses: $3.50
  • Verrazano Narrows Bridge (charged westbound only):
Cars: $9
Heavy Vehicles (2-7 axles): $18-68, $10 per additional axle
Motorcycles: $4
Buses: $7
  • Marine Parkway/Cross Bay/Henry Hudson bridges (charged in both directions):
Cars: $2.25
Heavy Vehicles (2-7 axles): $4.50-17, $2.50 per additional axle
Motorcycles: $2
Buses: $1.75

External links

  • Official web site
New York City Bridges and Tunnels
Bridges:
Triborough Bridge | Bronx Whitestone Bridge | Verrazano Narrows Bridge | Throgs Neck Bridge | Hell Gate Bridge | Henry Hudson Bridge | Queensboro Bridge | Brooklyn Bridge | Manhattan Bridge | Williamsburg Bridge | George Washington Bridge | Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge | Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge
Tunnels:
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel | Queens Midtown Tunnel | Holland Tunnel | Lincoln Tunnel
Operators:
Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (MTA Bridges and Tunnels) | Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

  Results from FactBites:
 
Verrazano Narrows Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1113 words)
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge (often written as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge) is a suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay with the larger lower bay.
The bridge is owned by the City of New York and operated by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, an affiliate agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York).
The bridge was the last great public works project in New York City overseen by Robert Moses, the New York Parks Commissioner and head of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, who had long desired the bridge as means of completing the expressway system which was itself largely the result of his efforts.
Triborough Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (478 words)
The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Ward's Island and Randall's Island as intermediate right-of-way between the water crossings.
The toll revenues from the Triborough Bridge and the other bridges operated by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) were and are enormous, amounting to USD$933.1 million in 2002.
The bridge is owned by the City of New York and operated by the TBTA, an affiliate agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York).
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