No big deal if you don’t leave Manhattan—or don’t drive. But by 2015, it’ll run bridge and tunnelers up to $15 to cross over.
It’s hefty price compared to toll costs in the early 1960s, when this city street map was published.
The Holland Tunnel toll cost 50 cents. The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel a mere 35 cents.
Drivers in the early 1960s forked over about the same amount of coin to use the Lincoln Tunnel (50 cents) and the Queens Midtown Tunnel (25 cents).
Adjust the numbers for inflation, however, and those tolls shouldn’t be more than $3.70 today.
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