Grab my cash so I can go. Richmond-San Rafael, San Francisco-Oakland Bay and San Mateo-Hayward. [21] Raab retired and his successor, E.R. Caltrans and BATA encourage toll bridge customers who do not already have FasTrak accounts to open accounts online at or by phone at 1-877-229-8655 (BAY-TOLL). [10], The original drawbridge played a minor role in the history of the Stanford Axe. What you need to know about cashless bridge tolls, COVID-19: Bay Area doing better than most of the US, doctor says, Bay Area communities prepare altars ahead of Day of the Dead, CSU adopts virtual science lab program for students, Oakland's Dia de los Muertos Festival goes virtual this year, COVID-19 holiday risk: The safest and most dangerous activities. ), and it's equally easy on the weekends.However, be warned: the majority of people who travel this bridge on the weekends do not appear to have fastrak, nor do they seem to read/heed the signs stating that they need to be in the far right-hand lane to pay an actual person toll. In fact, the getaway car was traveling back to Palo Alto via San Jose. [8] A report was prepared for the county in 2004; the cost of rehabilitating the pier and providing some improvements was estimated at up to $7,200,000 (equivalent to $9.5 million in 2019[2]),[8] depending on a more detailed evaluation of the pier's condition, since the investigation for the report revealed numerous cracks, spalls and exposed reinforcing steel. When I pulled up to the toll booth attendant to pay the toll, she informed me that the car in front had paid our toll. Once you pass the Toll there is some slight traffic because of the merge but I have noticed that after passing the merging lane the rest of the ride is a breeze.I love the view and I always feel safe on this bridge, compared to the SF Bridge. It's become memorable that we always have a good experience crossing this bridge.It's one of my favorite bridges in the area and honestly I feel more comfortable crossing it than any of the other local crossings.5 stars to the wonderful people staffing the San Mateo Toll Bridge Plaza! I don't understand why all toll plazas that accept FastTrak aren't like the Benicia Bridge toll plaza, which allows you to maintain your speed as your proceed through on the Hayward side. While these notices will include a heading that reads “Toll Violation Notice,” these transactions will not be considered violations and the amount due on each notice will be for the toll amount only. This toll lady is sitting there with the window open. [50] It closed again for the final phase over Memorial Day weekend, May 22–25, 2015, fully reopening by 4:55 am on May 25. Copyright © 2004–2020 Yelp Inc. Yelp, , and related marks are registered trademarks of Yelp. If they don't have the exact amount ready. I didn't realize the price would go up so fast. The San Mateo Bridge is my choice when it comes to crossing the Bay. [22] It was the first large-scale use of an orthotropic deck, which reduces weight, and thus seismic loading, although the bridge is expected to receive moderate to major damage following an earthquake. The Golden Gate Bridge adopted all-electronic tolling in 2013. When I pull up to these toll booths I always have my money ready in the exact dollar amount. Caltrans administers the "second dollar" seismic surcharge, and receives some of the MTC-administered funds to perform other maintenance work on the bridges. This isn't a beauty salon, It's a toll booth! [15] Temko's article quoted Tung-Yen Lin as being against a repeat of the Richmond–San Rafael design, but Lin ultimately gave Temko the credit for the design. LOL really though! You can use a FasTrak toll tag, License Plate Account, or one-time payment to pay tolls electronically on this bridge in any lane. I generally dont cross west nowadays cause the tolls are just a climbin'. Edit.css-1mpk29p{width:24px;height:24px;display:inline-block;vertical-align:middle;position:relative;overflow:hidden;top:-0.1em;fill:rgba(43,39,60,1);}.css-1mpk29p::before{position:absolute;display:block;left:0;}.css-1mpk29p::after{content:'';display:block;position:absolute;left:0;right:0;top:0;bottom:0;}.css-1mpk29p svg{position:absolute;width:100%;height:100%;fill:inherit;display:block;left:0;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;}.