Bridge traffic up slightly in 2019 on Mid-Hudson bridges

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HIGHLAND – Traffic on the five bridges over the Hudson River operated by the New York State Bridge Authority increased 0.45 percent in 2019 as compared with 2018.

Traffic rose from 63.5 million crossings in 2018 to 63.8 million crossings in 2019.

The greatest increase in traffic (1.21 percent) was on the Mid-Hudson Bridge connecting Highland with Poughkeepsie. The Rip Van Winkle Bridge had the greatest drop in traffic, at 0.19 percent.

Revenue on the five bridges dipped 0.09 percent in 2019, dropping by $51,382. In 2019, revenue was $58.9 million, down from $59.0 million in 2018.

Revenue on the Mid-Hudson Bridge increased the most, by 0.94 percent while revenue dropped the most percentage-wise at 0.62 percent on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.