On April 20, the Dingmans Bridge will raise the price of a ticket book to $30, an increase from the $25 price set three years ago. This raises the round-trip ticket cost from $1.25 to $1.50, which is still a significant savings off the round-trip cash price of $2.00. We have chosen to give our customers the chance to purchase ticket books at the current cost of $25/book until the price increases on April 20- a courtesy that we couldn’t offer if we accepted electronic tolls instead of tickets. We request that our customers respect the limit of one book per trip until the increase on April 20.
The Dingmans Bridge is a private company that relies on tolls as its only significant source of revenue. The tolls fund the rigorous inspection and maintenance program required to keep the historic structure operating safely and smoothly. Tolls also pay the wages and salaries of our employees, as well as all other operating costs. Finally, in contrast to public bridges that are subsidized by taxes, we pay substantial property and business income taxes to both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.