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My cousin Sally lives just north of Philadelphia in Bristol, PA. I'll ask her if she called you.

Back in the 70's I drove to her home and had to cross the Delaware River at the "Bristol Bridge." There was a toll booth.

I asked, "How much is the toll?"

The answer was, "A nickle."

"You're kidding? You stop a whole bunch of people for just a nickle toll?"

"Yeah. But it's a lot of nickles."

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14 hours ago, MickinMD said:

My cousin Sally lives just north of Philadelphia in Bristol, PA. I'll ask her if she called you.

Back in the 70's I drove to her home and had to cross the Delaware River at the "Bristol Bridge." There was a toll booth.

I asked, "How much is the toll?"

The answer was, "A nickle."

"You're kidding? You stop a whole bunch of people for just a nickle toll?"

"Yeah. But it's a lot of nickles."

The same bridge is still there but they get two or three dollars from you now. 

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17 hours ago, TrentonMakes said:

The same bridge is still there but they get two or three dollars from you now. 

I'm sorry if I made them think a nickle was too small a toll!

I've been to Bristol since then - I have several households of relatives in Bristol and nearby Levittown, but haven't crossed the Bristol Bridge in decades. I now get there from Baltimore on I-95, now that I-95 runs through and past Philly then crosses the Delaware near Trenton, so I stay on the PA side of the Delaware to get to Bristol. It used to be that the fastest way for me was I-95 to the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the NJ Turnpike, then cross back over the river at the Bristol Bridge.

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