The Four Bridges of Staten Island

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 11:08am.

 4 Bridges of SIWith the many bridges Staten Island has available, the possibilities for traveling are limitless.Whether you are trying to make it to Manhattan, New Jersey, or anywhere else Staten Island has easy access through the Verrazano-Narrows, Goethals, Outerbridge Crossing, and Bayonne Bridges.

Verrazano-Narrows Bridges

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Staten Island to Brooklyn

Tolls:

$16 for cars who are paying with cash, and $6.50 for motorcylces. Additional options to paying cash would be E-ZPass and carpool. For the E-ZPass, the toll is $11.08 for cars, $6.24 for Staten Island residents scaling down to $5.74 per trip after the third trip, and lastly $4.28 for motorcycles. The final option, carpool, make vehicles with three or more passengers eligible for a reduced, round-trip fair of $3.08. With carpool however, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Fun Facts:

  • At the time of its completion in 1964, The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Although it doesn't hold up to this reputation any longer, it still remains the longest suspension bridge in America.
  • The towers can be seen from all five boroughs of New York City and in New Jersey
  • The total construction cost was about $320,100,000

Goethals Bridge

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Staten Island and Elizabeth, New Jersey

Tolls:

$14 for cars and motorcycles who are paying cash, and increasing as the axles of the vehicles increases. E-ZPass and carpool still apply for this bridge with a toll of $9.75 off-peak and 11.75 peak for cars, and $8.75 off-peak and $10.75 peak for motorcycles. 

Fun Facts:

  • The Goethals Bridge first opened in June 29, 1928, the same day as the outerbridge crossing
  • The total length of the bridge is 7,100 feet.
  • The bridge was named in memory of Major General George W. Goethals, builder of the Panama Canal and the first consulting engineer of the Port Authority.

Outerbridge Crossing

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Staten Island and New Jersey

Tolls:

The tolls for The Outerbridge Crossing and Bayonne Bridge run at the same rates as the Goethals Bridge.

Fun Facts:

  • The Outerbridge Crossing was first opened on June 29, 1928, the same day as the Goethals Bridge. 
  • The total length of the bridge is 8.800 feet.
  • In June of 2015, the Outerbridge Crossing celebrated 87 years of service to the public. 

Bayonne Bridge

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Staten Island and New Jersey 

Tolls:

The tolls for The Outerbridge Crossing and Bayonne Bridge run at the same rates as the Goethals Bridge.

Fun Facts:

  •  The Bayonne Bridge was the last of three related bridges planned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (then the Port of New York Authority) to connect New Jersey with Staten Island.
  • The Bayonne Bridge was initially intended for motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians only.
  • For 45 years, the Bayonne Bridge at 1,675 feet,was the world's longest steel-arch bridge. 

 

 

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