In 1998, voters in several Washington counties approved an advisory measure to create a second Narrows span. Construction of the new span, which carries eastbound traffic parallel to the current bridge, began on October 4, 2002, was completed in July, 2007. The Washington State Department of Transportation collects a $3.00 toll on the eastbound bridge to recoup construction costs. The existing span has been toll-free since 1965, and will remain so. The new bridge marks the first installation of the new Good To Go! electronic toll collection system.
By kjfitz @ 2007-09-05 18:42:50