Interstate 78 Toll Bridge

Coordinates: 40°40′20″N 75°10′40″W / 40.6721°N 75.1778°W / 40.6721; -75.1778
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Interstate 78 Toll Bridge
Coordinates40°40′20″N 75°10′40″W / 40.6721°N 75.1778°W / 40.6721; -75.1778
Carries6 lanes of I-78
CrossesDelaware River
LocaleWilliams Township, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ
Official nameInterstate 78 Toll Bridge
OwnerDelaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
Maintained byDelaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
Preceded byLehigh Valley Railroad Bridge
Followed byRiegelsville Bridge
Characteristics
DesignTwin girder bridge
MaterialConcrete
Total length372 meters (1,220 feet)
No. of spans7
History
OpenedNovember 21, 1989[1]
Statistics
Daily traffic56,100[1]
TollWestbound:
$3.00 for cars without E-ZPass
$1.25 for cars with E-ZPass[2]
Location
Map

The Interstate 78 Toll Bridge (I-78 Toll Bridge) carries Interstate 78 across the Delaware River between Williams Township, Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey in the United States. The bridge opened on November 21, 1989 and is operated by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC). As of 2008, the bridge carried an average of 56,100 vehicles daily.[1]

The span has an overall length of 1,222 feet (372 m) and is a twin four girder span. A toll is charged only for traffic heading west into Pennsylvania. The toll plaza has four conventional lanes and two Express E-ZPass lanes. Just after the toll plaza is the Pennsylvania Welcome Center.[3]

The jurisdiction of the DRJTBC for the bridge extends between the first interchange on either side of the bridge, which includes 2.2 miles west along I-78 to just west of Exit 75 in Pennsylvania and 4.2 miles east in New Jersey to Exit 3.

Tolls[edit]

Tolls on the Interstate 78 Toll Bridge are incurred only by motorists leaving New Jersey and entering Pennsylvania. There is no toll for those leaving Pennsylvania and entering New Jersey. On April 11, 2021, tolls on the I-78 Toll Bridge increased to $1.25 for motorists entering Pennsylvania with E-ZPass and $3.00 for motorists entering Pennsylvania without E-ZPass. An additional toll increase is planned in 2024.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Quigley, Tom (November 21, 2009). "Interstate 78 toll bridge turns 20 years old". The Express-Times. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
  2. ^ "New Toll Schedules Approved for 2021 & 2024". Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  3. ^ "I-78 Bridge Between Warren County, NJ and Northampton County, PA," Robinson Aerial
  4. ^ "Tolls across the Delaware River on Route 22 and I-78 will climb next month," The Morning Call, March 29, 2021}

External links[edit]