Staten Island Web logo



Anybody remember when the toll booths on the bridges had a string of lights above them in the shape of a clock face? When a toll was paid, the line of lights would move to the next position on the clock face.

Rumor had it that there were lookout posts behind the billboards that faced these toll booth indicators. The inspectors in there would observe that the lights advanced each time a vehicle went through, thus ensuring that the bridge toll was actually rung up and not put in the toll taker's pocket.

Anybody know if this was true?



Staten Island WebŪ Forums Index.