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They've been collecting tolls to cross the Grand Island Bridges since 1935 when the current north bound bridges opened. The south bound bridges opened under the auspices of the New York State Thruway in 1965, when the current toll booths went up on the southbound side heading down from the Falls. 

 

The tolls aren't going away, but the familiar blue toll houses which have welcomed drivers to Grand Island for 60 years are going away this Thursday, May 29, 2018. 

 

The toll booths were part of the excitement surrounding the opening of the Thruway in the 1950s, and we've collecetd some great photos of toll booths in the glory years with some great old cars passing through. 

 

Thruway toll booths: More than 60 years of passing through that same little hut