Tolls increase on 520, Narrows bridges


SEATTLE - Starting Monday, it will cost more to cross the 520 floating and Narrows bridges.

 The state raised tolls by 2 and-a-half percent.

 The increase means at peak commute times on the 520 bridge, for example, drivers will now pay $3.70 cents with a Good to Go pass, up from the old toll of $3.59.

 Tolls on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge went up at midnight.

 It will cost .25 cents more to cross the bridge.

 That means with a Good to Go Pass, a crossing will cost $4.25.  It's $5.25 with cash, and $6.25 if you pay by mail.

 Meanwhile, anyone with unpaid tolls in the state may get a break under a new law that goes into effect at the end of the month.

 Starting July 28, judges will be allowed to consider several factors when drivers ask for a break.

 Excuses now deemed acceptable include hospitalization, a military deployment overseas, the death of the car's owner and not receiving the original bill.