what are gas prices like near you /o/
>pic related, super for less than $2/gallon
>just filled up for $1.84/gal in NJ Thursday, just before I-287/NY Tappan Zee bridge
Feels good man.
Also, driving on that bridge is fucking scary when it regularly sheds concrete and is the longest bridge in the state of New York, built on a budget with an unproven design during materials shortages in the Korean war...but I digress.
Crumbling infrastructure is not a meme in the US unfortunately, it depends on the area. The Tappan Zee has been called by state aides in NY as the "hold your breath" bridge. It's survived way longer under much higher loads than it's supposed to.
They're in process building the new bridge to replace it with a scheduled opening in 2015. Unfortunately, tolls will probably more than double (from $5 to $12-$15, paid only while going eastbound).
>scheduled opening in 2015
Meant 2018. Point is, we're a couple years away from the old Tappan Zee bridge from being replaced.
It's a bridge that's kind of a fuck up in all ways except for the fact that it's still standing. It was built in almost the worst possible location (due to politics), on the cheap with an unproven design (due to the Korean war).
Here is a good article on how shitty the bridge is:
cheapest one I've seen(which is like 5 min from home, and it's 30% cheaper than the average gas stop) is for $2.31/gallon for diesel. Btw this is the cheapest it has been since the 80s or 90s
>2012: $3.69/gal, Regular, $20 wouild give me 4.5 gallons
>Last night: $1.89/gal, $20 filled up my whole tank
I love this. It was RIDICULOUS how much gas cost in 2012-2014. Near 4 fucking dollars for ONE gallon. Absurd.