New Scudders Falls Bridge will charge a toll

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    A new toll bridge is coming to the region… but motorists won’t have to pay until 2019.  

    The Scudders Falls Bridge, which connects I-95 between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, will be rebuilt beginning in early 2017 as part of a $370 million project.  It will rely on cameras rather than tolltakers.

    And yes, unlike the current bridge, the new one will charge a toll, said Joe Resta, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission executive director.

    “Our standard EZPass toll is 1.25.  If you are bridge commission-affiliated transponder holder, if  you are a frequent commuter, a commuter discount would be down  to 75 cents,” he said.

    Motorists who don’t have EZPass will receive a bill in the mail — at a much higher rate.

    “They would be tolled via a photograph of their license plate, and that toll would be $2.60,” Resta said.

    If approved, the plan is expected to take effect when the first section of the project is complete in 2019.

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