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It was a Fisherman’s Paradise. Opened in June of 1939, the Cross Bay Bridge toll for cars was 10 cents. An average of 10k cars crossed the bridge per week. Reconstruction on the bridge began in 1967 and was completed in 1970, as the bridge looks today. Now drivers pay $4.75 to cross.

By Katie Lucev

Katie Lucev is the daughter of the late Rockaway Beach Historian, Emil R. Lucev, Sr. (1933-2018)

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