Downbeach Express & Margate Bridge to Raise Tolls

Wanna cross the Margate bridge & causeway? Starting on June 3, 2019, you’ll have to dig deeper and pay more.

Downbeach Express Raising Tolls.

Got an Express Pass? That’ll be $1.40 per crossing……that’s 10 cents more.

No Express Pass? You’ll now pay $2.00 per crossing. That’s a price hike of 25 cents.

Ole Hansen and Sons manages the Margate Bridge Company, and owns the Downbeach Express.

The fare increase will cover the cost of maintaining the four, 90 yr old bridges and the more than two miles of roadway.

The Downbeach Express bridge & causeway connects Margate with the mainland & EHT.

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21 thoughts on “Downbeach Express & Margate Bridge to Raise Tolls”

  1. What do they think they are the GW in NY. This is disgusting. The resident should be given a discount of a dollar not two dollars.
    I’ll be going over the Longport or Dorset Bridge thank you

  2. Why not raise it? It’s private and they can do whatever they want, just like the Commissioners in Margate. Consideration for the year-long residents is nil! We should be given a discount. Paying both ways is a disgrace, but greed rules here in Margate.

    Disgusted but not surprised.

  3. There’s nothing offshore i need to see cause theres nothing to do . Id tather stay home and watch my firestick cause they have everything you need to see and do.

  4. Full time and not-full time residents should stick together on this, and not be divisive. That said, does Ole Hansen and Sons and the Margate Bridge Company have to have any kind of hearing or have to submit a proposal before raising rates?

  5. Boycott the bridge and prices will be reduced.

    Wife’s birthday was last week, i asked her what she wanted, she said something shiny and goes 0-200 in 3 seconds.

    I got her a scale.

  6. This is a disgrace! I live on Jerome Ave and will now go out of my way not to go over this bridge! Greedy greedy people, they should be ashamed of themselves!

  7. It’s a terrible road, I go out of my way to go through Longport or Dorset Ave. The hell with them!
    Typical scam like everything else in Corrupt Margate.

  8. I travel the bridge most every day. Not worth the convenience. I can make a better use of the $728. annual savings. Bye-bye Margate Bridge. It was nice while it lasted.

  9. The Longport Bridge will do just nicely for this summer resident.

    And, again, why are local taxpayers charged for beach badges from “wealthy” Margate when we never were when Margate was “poor”?

  10. I remember when the toll was 25 cents, then they raised it to 35 cents and that was supposed to cover all the work. Who is doing the maintanance and what are they charging for all this work?

  11. Now you can go shopping for your shore needs in Somers point and drive over the long port bridge. For free! You won’t be over charged for supplies. Margate locals shop there. Does this tell you something? Local businesses should accept the receipt from margate bridge and take it off their tab!

  12. In order to pay the toll, you need to come less than 2 feet from the toll booth collector. Not only highway robbery, but unsafe during they pandemic. This should be reported.

  13. That bridge is garbage. South Jersey gets more corrupt each year that passes! Not to mention tourists are more respected than the locals. So glad I moved out of NJ!

    1. We’re all really glad you moved, too. Just another clown making empty allegations of corruption. Yet you still troll this site, huh? Some life you’ve got…

  14. why does margate and the state allow the only bridge access to margate to be privately owned ?????? this is a major embarrasment also a disaster waiting to happen what happens when the city needs to be evacuated and the owners of the bridge either close it or raise the tolls look at ac and ventnor and avalon and o c and stone harbor all the access bridges to these cities are state owned and open with no toll to the public margate needs to do something about this i suspect that the bridge owners have major influence in the government also note that there is no senior discount on the tolls wow a very sad story js

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