Henry Hudson Bridge

The Henry Hudson Bridge connects Manhattan to the Bronx at the very Northern end of Manhattan and crosses over the Harlem River. It is an Arch Bridge, and opened on December 12, 1936. The three lanes in the upper level carry Northbound traffic to the Bronx, while the four lower level lanes carry Southbound traffic into Manhattan.

Some key facts about the Henry Hudson Bridge:

Main span: 840 feet

Total length: 2,209 feet

The Henry Hudson bridge cost just under $5 million to build from 1935 – 1936. In its first year of operation, 17,000 vehicles paid $.10 to cross the bridge. In 2007, 38,000 vehicles traveled from the Bronx to Manhattan, and 32,000 vehicles used the Henry Hudson Bridge to leave Manhattan.

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:

$5.00 Cash or without EZ Pass NY

$2.44 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 $5.

If you don’t have an EZ Pass NY or EZ Pass NJ, drive through the toll. The cameras on the toll barrier will record license plates and the MTA will mail you a bill for the unpaid tolls. The bill will go to the address on the vehicle’s registration. If you don’t pay after the MTA sends you a second bill, you will get a $50 penalty and the bill could be turned over to a collections agency. You can look up your bill here by Violation, EZPass Tag Number, or your License Plate. 

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

Previous rates, effective December 30, 2010:

Two-axle passenger vehicle:

$4.00 Cash or without EZ Pass NY

$2.20 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 $4.

NYC DRIVING DIRECTIONS FOR THE HENRY HUDSON BRIDGE

From the Bronx: Passenger cars (no commercial vehicles) may use the Henry Hudson Parkway (Route 9A), just south of 227th Street.

From Manhattan: Passenger car (no commercial vehicles) may use the Joe DiMaggio Highway (Route 9A), formerly known as the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Entering the Bronx: the bridge pours directly onto the Henry Hudson Parkway South.

Entering Manhattan: the bridge connects to the Henry Hudson Parkway/route 9A.

 

Walk across the Henry Hudson Bridge!

According to Transportation Alternatives:

Manhattan entrance: enter via the paths in Inwood Hill Park. It’s easier if you go under the ridge and up, but you can also go over the hill and under the parkway.

Bronx entrance:

Find out more about walking and cycling across the Henry Hudson Bridge from Transportation Alternatives.

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