North Grand Island Bridge

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North Grand Island Bridge
Niagara River.jpg
The bridge as seen from Buckhorn Island State Park.
Coordinates43°4′8″N 78°59′27″W / 43.06889°N 78.99083°W / 43.06889; -78.99083Coordinates: 43°4′8″N 78°59′27″W / 43.06889°N 78.99083°W / 43.06889; -78.99083
CarriesFour lanes of I-190
CrossesNiagara River
LocaleGrand Island, New York and Niagara Falls, New York
Maintained byNew York State Thruway Authority
Characteristics
DesignTwin truss bridges
Total length4,000 feet (1,219 m)
Longest span153 m
History
Opened1935 (northbound span)
1965 (southbound span)
Statistics
Daily trafficvehicular
Toll$1.00 (southbound) (E-ZPass)

The North Grand Island Bridge is a pair of twin two-lane truss arch bridges spanning the Niagara River between Grand Island and Niagara Falls in New York, United States. Each bridge carries one direction of Interstate 190 (I-190). Both crossings are operated by the New York State Thruway Authority as part of the Niagara Thruway. The northbound span opened in 1935;[1] the southbound span was finished in 1965.[2]

A southbound-only toll is presently collected via open-road cashless tolling. The open-road tolling began operating on March 29, 2018, replacing conventional toll booths which were on Grand Island [3] [4] The tollbooths were dismantled, and drivers are no longer able to pay cash at the bridge. Instead, drivers will travel beneath an overhead gantry where either their E-ZPass transponder will be detected and charged. Those drivers without an E-ZPass will have a picture of their license plate taken, and the toll will be mailed to them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Highway Administration (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 5045752". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration.
  2. ^ Federal Highway Administration (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 5045751". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration.
  3. ^ "2018 Toll Information". New York State Thruway. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Cashless Tolls is set on Thursday night". New York State Thruway. Retrieved March 28, 2018.

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