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BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!  We crossed the new bridge from Kentucky into Indiana in June and low and behold it is a toll bridge with NO toll booths, just a camera taking pictures and then they send you a bill.  It is all electronic.  Did not see any signs telling you about the toll ( may have not seen it as we were busy watching traffic ).  We have no choice but to drive across as it is the only way to get from Kentucky into Indiana.  Not sure if the bridge going south is toll or not.  New bridge makes the two separate bridges one way traffic.  Probably will try to avoid this area in the future, if that is possible.  There loss.

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Those bridges toll both ways. You may consider getting E-ZPass, as many toll roads are going all electronic. You can save a bit on the fee and save a LOT of time and aggravation. Plus, E-ZPass currently works in 17 states. I would imagine others will be part of the network in the future. MUCH easier to auto pay online than to watch the mail for a notice. Jay

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You can stay on (or get on I-64) and cross the river then hit 265 on the Indiana side. It isn’t as direct but is free if you need to cross in Louisville

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We crossed that bridge this year and did see the toll rate sign before we crossed, I believe for out HDT and 5th wheel it was around $10.75 but we have EZ Pass which they accept. This was brought up on another discussion board I read and someone posted the complete rate scale and I was surprised to see they even charge more if you have a car with a loaded roof top carrier.

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We ran across probably the same bridge coming from Pigeon Forge to central Illinois earlier this year.  My GPS had given me a little blurp about a toll but I ignored it.  I believe when I got my notice in the mail it was around $12.00 for a MH pulling a trailer (5 axles).   What I did find out was that EZpass plus I-Pass will work on that bridge.  We now have our MH added to the I-pass account and mounted on the windshield.  First time across the bridge it was in the enclosed trailer on the car's windshield......daaaaa

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1 hour ago, Red Crewzer said:

The bridge we crossed with the toll was north bound I-65.

 

16 hours ago, jpcoll01 said:

You can stay on (or get on I-64) and cross the river then hit 265 on the Indiana side. It isn’t as direct but is free if you need to cross in Louisville

Thanks for the tip 👋

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42 minutes ago, Twotoes said:

Not true. I have SD plates and did receive a bill in the mail. 

Maybe you didn't have enough mud on those plates . LOL

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21 hours ago, Fulltimer51 said:

I heard that South Dakota does not share vehicle information. Good news for tolls if true.

SD doesn't share vehicle information relating to automated speed violations and such automated devices are illegal in the State.  

We, also, had a TX toll sent to us by mail; one that hadn't properly been read by the TX-Tag system.

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9 hours ago, docj said:

We, also, had a TX toll sent to us by mail; one that hadn't properly been read by the TX-Tag system.

I got a bogus one from a toll road in Tx on the same day I was buying gas in Bartlett Tn.  They had a picture  and upon checking it, obviously it was wrong.  It seems they have a problem due to temprory plates like from a dealer or paper temps before you receive your permanant plates.

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5 minutes ago, bigjim said:

I got a bogus one from a toll road in Tx on the same day I was buying gas in Bartlett Tn.  They had a picture  and upon checking it, obviously it was wrong.  It seems they have a problem due to temprory plates like from a dealer or paper temps before you receive your permanant plates.

Ours was legit.  I had incorrectly entered one of my license plate numbers on my Harris County toll authority account.  Even though the system read the transponder correctly, it wouldn't bill my account because the plates didn't agree with what was on file.  So I got a bill in the mail through South Dakota where the vehicle is registered.  I never would have thought that this would have been the way the system worked.

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I got a bogus bill from MD once. I have never been to MD. I called them and the picture was a white Honda. I have a Class A pulling a black Jeep Wrangler. They dismissed the ticket for non payment of the toll.

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On the Mass Pike they have three rates, the cheapest E-Z Pass based in Mass, next is E-Z pass from any other state, the most expensive they take a picture of your plate and mail you a bill (3 times the Mass E-Z Pass rate).

David

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We went from KY to IN earlier this year. As we were planning our route we saw the toll bridge information, so planned the route AROUND the toll bridge. It probably added a few miles to the trip, but I'm guessing that we saved money overall.

I don't like driving in big cities, either in the car or in the MH + car, so we are now planning routes that avoid such places.

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i hate new laws, but need a fed one giving everyone clear notice about a up coming toll. (as in three foot tall letters, first sign one mile before and again a quarter mile before the last off ramp),   so they can get safely off before the toll rd.

we already pay rd taxes, no need to pay again to use public roads.

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Two years ago, when KY had all that construction ongoing,  new bridge wasn't even open, KYDOT had a detour sign directing me to take a exit on S I 65 from I 64 W, That detour routed me into downtown Louisville, you shoulda seen the pedestrians look at the 40'DP towing a chevy truck. It took me a half hour to get back to an interstate.

Those two I 65 bridges are on the KY side of the state border, KY sets the tolls and controls the bridges. jp suggested a good alternative, it perhaps adds 20 miles vs staying on I 65. In a few years KY and IN will have the bypass on the East side( I 264) completed,  it also is expected to be a toll bridge across the Ohio river. I wonder if the proposal by the previous president to make all interstates toll roads is taking root at the state level?

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On 8/18/2018 at 8:48 AM, docj said:

SD doesn't share vehicle information relating to automated speed violations and such automated devices are illegal in the State.  

We, also, had a TX toll sent to us by mail; one that hadn't properly been read by the TX-Tag system.

That would be good news as I think a speed camera got me in MD a couple of months ago in my toad.

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