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Effective February 5, 2000
|Toll rates apply to all five bridges operated by the New York State Bridge Authority.|
|1||2 axles, up to 4 tires (Most personal vehicles)||$1.00|
|2||2 axles, more than 4 tires||$2.50|
|Extra axle, (with class 1)||$.50|
|Extra axle, (with classes 2-6)||$1.50|
|Commuter Discount (E-ZPass)||see A|
|Car Pool Discount||see B|
|Car Pool Book Sale||$9.00|
|Personal Vehicle Information:|
|(A) NYSBA Discount Plan Rules: Customer must be an E-ZPass account holder in good standing to receive discounts. $25 deposit is required to open a new E-ZPass account. To receive reduced tolls, NYSBA Discount Plan must be requested. A minimum of $8.50 (17 trips) will be charged each month at 50 cents for each Class 1 tag assigned the NYSBA discount plan. You may suspend the Discount Plan up to four times a year for periods of one week or longer by contacting the E-ZPass Service Center. For more information about E-ZPass, call toll free 1-800-333-TOLL (8655)|
|(B) Books of 30 tickets, each good for one eastbound passage of a privately registered Class 1 vehicle, carrying three or more persons. Good only Monday through Friday within 90 days of purchase. Car Pool tickets may not be used in place of, or in combination with, any other classification of vehicle or extra axles.|
|Commercial Vehicle Information:|
|Axle & Wheel Weight Limits: Vehicles exceeding the following limits must receive a New York State Bridge Authority Permit in order to cross.|
|||Single Wheel||11,200 lbs.|
|||Single Axle||22,400 lbs.|
|||Tandem Axles (less than 8' apart)||36,000 lbs.|
|||Tandem Axles (8' - 10' apart)||40,000 lbs.|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Limits:|
|||Rip Van Winkle Bridge||126,000 lbs.|
|||Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge||106,000 lbs.|
|||Mid-Hudson Bridge||110,000 lbs.|
|||Newburgh-Beacon Bridge||106,000 lbs.|
|||Bear Mountain Bridge||112,000 lbs.|
Wide, slow moving, and otherwise unusual vehicles are prohibited from crossing Authority facilities during peak commuter traffic periods and may be prohibited entirely when construction or maintenance activities restrict lane use. Operators should contact the facility to be used well in advance to assure that the desired crossing will be permitted.
Maximum Vehicle Height:
|||Rip Van Winkle Bridge||
|||Mid-Hudson Bridge||13’ - 6”|
|||Bear Mountain Bridge||14’|
Maximum Vehicle Width:
|||Rip Van Winkle Bridge||15’|
|||Mid-Hudson Bridge||12’ - 6”|
|||Bear Mountain Bridge||13’ – 6”|
*(No wide loads 6-9:30 AM, 3-6:30 PM)
Maximum Vehicle Length:
Oversize vehicles must call the individual Bridge Office to apply for a special escort.
NYSBA Annual Overweight Permit Holders:
Information and Instructions for 2007 Annual Overweight Permit
Operators of vehicles that regularly cross New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) bridges in excess of the posted weight limit may wish to apply for an Annual Overweight Permit. In order to apply for this permit, owners/operators must have a valid E-ZPass account.
NYSBA Annual Overweight Permit Holders:
*Permit holders less than 102” wide may cross anytime. Over-width vehicles may not cross during “Rush Hours”- defined as weekdays from 6 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM.
1) Patrons who are issued Annual Overweight Permits must pay their axle toll via E-ZPassusing a tag that has been associated specifically with their Annual Overweight Permit. Each time that vehicle proceeds through the toll lane, the E-ZPass tag number is captured and saved for monthly billing of the $25.00 crossing fees (this amount is NOT debited from your E-ZPass account). Annual Overweight Permit applicants may be required to submit an amount equal to two months usage fees in advance.
2) There will be occasions when vehicles that have been issued an Annual Overweight Permit enter a NYSBA toll plaza at a weight below the maximum limit for the facility. In this case, the holder of an annual permit may obtain an exemption from the $25.00 crossing fee.
In order to obtain an exemption, the operator must use the most right-hand toll lane at each toll plaza. The operator must present the original permit to the toll collector and request an exemption from the Annual Overweight Permit crossing fee. Proof of vehicle gross weight may be required. Failure to use the proper lane and obtain an exemption at the time of crossing will result in the crossing fee being charged to the account associated with the annual permit. Exemptions are only granted when the driver is issued a colored receipt by the toll collector at the time of actual crossing.
If you wish to dispute a crossing fee for which you claim an exemption, your receipt is the ONLY ACCEPTABLE PROOF that the exemption was granted. Operators of vehicles enrolled in the Annual Overweight Permit program are solely responsible for requesting and obtaining an exemption receipt at the time of crossing. Remember, exemptions are granted ONLY when the vehicle’s gross weight is not in excess of the bridge’s posted weight limit AND the corresponding original NYSBA Annual Overload Permit is presented.
ANY MISREPRESENTATION OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY NYSBA RULES CONCERNING ANNUAL OVERLOAD PERMITS WILL RESULT IN REVOCATION OF THE PERMIT(S). REGULAR ESCORT FEES AND RULES WILL THEN APPLY FOR EACH CROSSING.
For each Annual Overweight Permit requested, return the enclosed application along with a $25.00 processing fee to the Operations Department at the address below. A separate application is required for each vehicle or vehicle combination. Applications received without the $25.00 fee will not be processed.
To avoid delays, contact the appropriate bridge office at least 24 hours in advance of the crossing to determine if scheduled maintenance or construction will affect your trip. See the enclosed list for bridge telephone numbers and contact information.
Need more information or have a question? Try www.nysba.net or call the Bridge Operations Department at (845) 691-5953, fax to (845) 691-3636.
Download the Application