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Tue July 17, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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he Federal Highway Administration has given final approval for a plan to install a toll bridge on Interstate 95 between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
he Federal Highway Administration has given final approval for a plan to install a toll bridge on Interstate 95 between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Federal Highway Administration has given final approval for a plan to install a toll bridge on Interstate 95 between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Officials gave final approval June 19 to wrap up design work on the proposed $328 million bridge. The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission still needs to finalize design work, which could take another 18 months.

The new bridge would replace the currently free Scudder Falls Bridge that links Bucks County on the Pennsylvania side to Mercer County, New Jersey.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the replacement bridge would be an all-electronic toll system, with most drivers using the E-ZPass system. Drivers who don’t use E-ZPass will get a bill in the mail.

Construction could start in September 2014 and take three to four years.