Efforts to see railroad action from the I-895 bridge are futile westbound, and
marginal eastbound, instead one needs to navigate and explore via the local
roads. It's cheaper, too, since there's no way to cross this span without
paying the Harbor Tunnel toll, $4 each way as of 2015, ten times what it was
when the Harbor Tunnel Thruway opened just in time for Thanksgiving 1957.
The $4 toll is roughly in line with inflation since 1957, however the bonds
that paid for tunnel construction should have been fully repaid years ago.
Now where is that money going?