HIGHLAND – Traffic and
revenue fell by just under four percent combined in February on the five
bridges operated by the New York State Bridge Authority when compared
to the same month last year.
By volume, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge carried the most traffic at more
than 1.7 million vehicles. It also collected the greatest revenue, at
over $2 million in tolls.
The least traveled was the Bear Mountain Bridge with 521,000 vehicle crossings
and that bridge saw the smallest decline in traffic and revenue in February.
Traffic and revenue fell the greatest in February on the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
It is expected that with continued relatively low prices of gasoline and
the warmer months approaching, travel will increase on all bridges, in
particular the Newburgh-Beacon, which carries Interstate 84 over the Hudson