Throgs Neck Bridge

The Throgs Neck Bridge connects the southeastern part of NYC’s Bronx to Queens, crossing over where the East River meets the Long Island Sound. In the photo to the left, you are seeing the Bronx at the bottom and Queens at the top.

This suspension bridge was built from 1957 – 1961 to relieve traffic on the nearby Whitestone Bridge. Most people use the Throgs Neck Bridge to travel from Long Island to the George Washington Bridge to get to New Jersey.

Some key facts about the Throgs Neck Bridge:

Main span: 1,800 feet

Total length:  13,400 feet

Othmar Ammann designed the Throgs Neck Bridge, and he is the man behind the George Washington Bridge, Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and Triborough Bridge. Ammann employed 28-foot (8.5 m) deep stiffening trusses under the deck to weight the bridge and allow any wind to simply blow through, instead of against, the bridge.

The Bridge is operated by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, an affiliate agency of the MTA.

 TOLLS: A toll is charged in both directions. For more information visit the EZ Pass page for rates.

Effective March 3, 2013:

Two-axle passenger vehicle:

$7.50 Cash or without EZ Pass NY

$5.33 with EZ Pass NY*

If you have EZ Pass NJ, you can use the EZ Pass lanes but you will pay the Cash Toll Rate of $7.50.*

Driving a motorcycle, truck, or other vehicle? Here are the toll rates for you.

*EZ Pass NY can be issued by: MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Bridge Authority

Previous rates, effective December 30, 2010.

Two-axle passenger vehicle:

$6.50 Cash or without EZ Pass NY

$4.80 with EZ Pass NY*

If you have EZ Pass NJ, you can use the EZ Pass lanes but you will pay the Cash Toll Rate of $6.50.*

NYC DRIVING DIRECTIONS FOR THE THROGS NECK BRIDGE

From the Bronx: enter from the Cross Bronx Expressway (95), Bruckner Expressway (278), Hutchinson River Parkway, or the New England Thruway (95).

From Queens: enter from the Cross Island Parkway, the Clearview and Long Island expressways, or the Grand Central Parkway.

Entering the Bronx: you can access the Cross Bronx Expressway, Bruckner Expressway, Hutchinson River Parkway, and the New England Thruway. These routes will give you access to New Jersey, update New York, Westchester County, and New England.

Entering Queens:  you can access the Cross Island Parkway, the Clearview and Long Island expressways, and the Grand Central Parkway, which lead, respectively, to Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and points west.

Walk across the Throgs Neck Bridge!

Sorry, we checked with Transportation Alternatives, and neither pedestrians nor bicycles are allowed.

 

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