SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — It could soon cost you as much as $9 to get across the new Bay Bridge.

Lawmakers approved a bill this week to raise tolls by as much as $3 on all seven of the Bay Area’s state-owned bridges.

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That would put the cost as high as $9 to cross the Bay Bridge, which has congestion pricing — and $8 on the others.

State Senator Jim Beall of San Jose authored the bill.

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He says added revenue would fund nearly $4.5 billion dollars worth of transportation projects aimed at reducing congestion.

If the governor signs off, voters would still have to give their approval on the June ballot next year.

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The only bridge exempt from the proposed increase would be the Golden Gate, because it is run by its own transit district.