Tolls considered for I-83 bridge in Harrisburg; opponents call it ‘a new tax’

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By: Jan Murphy

Crossing theI-83 South Bridge in Harrisburg could begin to cost motorists around a dollar or two in each direction, unless they choose to find another way to cross the Susquehanna River.

That 61-year-old bridge, sometimes referred to as the John Harris Bridge, is on the list of nine spans that the state Department of Transportation has identified as candidates to impose new tolls. The goal is to pay for their improvements and finance other road and bridge projects.

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