Monday, January 24, 2011

Tobin bridge (2)

yesterday we drove around boston a bit. we wanted to go to some forest/park/whatever to walk, but it  was so cold and tim didnt wear suitable snow shoes and we were lazy and and and... (we ended up going to 2 malls and bought heavily discounted clothes; it was so cheap, we couldnt let that pass! :))
but we went on the tobin bridge upper level!! this is from chelsea into boston, whereas its lower level gets you out of boston. we had done the lower level before, but not the upper level. it was beautiful! yes, it costs you 3 dollars to drive on the bridge (1 dollar per km? since the bridge is 3 kms long), but for that you have a beautiful view on boston, and, i decided now; this bridge is pretty! here you see the toll booth, on the middle of the bridge, and behind that you see the hancock tower on the left, and prudential center on the right. now im still wondering whether its also 3 dollars when driving in the other direction; i think not, but im not sure... in new york its like that; leaving new york is free, but driving into new york through either the washington bridge or the holland tunnel costs you 8 (!!) dollars... (we know that because when coming, we went to new jersey on the washington bridge; that was free. we slept close to the holland tunnel, and saw that it would cost 8 dollars! we then drove especially to the washington bridge (oh, dutch)... but, eehh, going into new york is always 8 dollars! (also the holland tunnel is free the other direction))

7 comments:

Tim said...

it was like paparazzi on the bridge! except no movie star..:)

biebkriebels said...

I like it to drive on such a bridge and see the city around. It is a great way to enter a city and see all the buildings. It is very exciting, especially in the US, you have such wide views.
Beautiful photo, makes me longing to travel to US again...

CaT said...

thanks! ofcourse there was a star... next to the driver!! :P
yes, the view was really spectacular! and it was sooo sunny! exactly as you wrote, we could look soo far!

Sequim Daily Photo said...

That is expensive, but it sure made for a cool picture. I remember being shocked at how much it cost to cross The Golden Gate bridge and that was several years back.

elefteros said...

I was looking for such photo on the internet... In the moment when I was passing the bridge, pis**d off because had to pay $3, I forgot to pull my camera and take a shot of skyline. I consoled myself that at least view is worth of money.

I have to ask you is it alright to use this photo on my blog?

elefteros said...

And, have to add that it is not toll from the other side. At least Wiki says that :D

CaT said...

yes, the other way there is no toll...
usually there is only toll for coming into the city, not to get out, haha..
although its expensive; NY is even more expensive, 8 dollars for all bridges, and they are planning to raise this...