Bronx Whitestone Bridge

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Toll pricing
  • Varies w/traffic volume
  • Consistent
  • Higher at peak hours
Rules of the (toll) road
  • Express toll lanes
  • High-occupancy toll lane

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StateNew York
Toll agencyMetropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels - MTAB&T
Supported transpondersE-ZPass
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time (EST)

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PLEASE NOTE: Many toll roads have discontinued cash payments. If you must travel regularly, download the Uproad app, and by the next day, you'll pay tolls with your phone. Stay safe.

Avarage cost for the road Bronx Whitestone Bridge

Note: actual costs may vary based on the trip length.

Toll cost with transponder 6.55 rate
Toll cost with video 10.17 rate

The Details

The famous Bronx-Whitestone Bridge is a six-lane suspension-type structure that provides interstate vehicular traffic across the East River. It is designed to connect the north and south shores of New York City, particularly the boroughs of Queens and the Bronx. Whitestone has been in operation since 1936 and was strengthened and widened in the 1940s. A major renovation with the replacement of the trusses and decking took place in the early 21st century.

Main features

The bridge is managed by the New York City branch of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The main span is 2,300 feet long (when considering the section between the suspension towers), the total length is over 3,700 feet, and each of the towers is 377 feet high.

Other features:

  1. On the Queens side, the approach to the bridge consists of a 1,016-foot viaduct with an additional 194-foot concrete ramp. On the Bronx side, the approach is 1,861 and 266 feet long, respectively.
  2. A pair of main cables of 3,965 feet each are used to support the span. They hold the decking and are secured by suspension towers.
  3. The width of the deck between the pair of cables is 74 feet.
  4. The original stylistic and distinctive Art Deco features are justified by the use of 11-foot I-beams, which were used to provide the necessary rigidity in the early design.
  5. The installation of trusses minimized span oscillation and added industrial features to the bridge. After a major renovation in the noughties, the stylistic design and overall appearance were retained.
  6. Interstate 678, a six-lane highway, has several endings, including an interchange with Cross Island Boulevard in Queens, access to the Whitestone Expressway, and the Hutchinson River Expressway in the Bronx. There are also connections to the Bruckner and Cross-Bronx Expressways.

New York's Bronx-Whitestone Bridge allows most types of trucks with a combined weight of 80,000 pounds or less. For example, heavy trucks and tractor-trailers longer than 53 feet cannot travel over the Throgs Neck Bridge, so they must use the road.

Beginning in late summer of 2018, the bridge is tolled. Payment can be made contactless via E-ZPass transponders or postpaid (if there is not enough money in the account or the vehicle is not equipped with a transponder).

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