Bridge crossings increased by 4.0 per cent for November


The International Bridge Administration announced that one-way traffic crossings of the
International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie totaled 107,467 for the month of November 2017.

This figure represents an increase of 4.0%, a difference of 4,178 crossings as compared to November 2016.

Here is the drill down of one-way crossing statistics:

Full-Fare Passenger Cars: 37,768

Commuter Fare: 60,944

Car Pulling Trailers: 1,520

Commercial Trucks: 7,235

That brings the total for November 2017 to 107,467 one-way crossings.

This figure represents an increase of 4.0% compared to November of last year.

As we told you last month, we are edging closer to a major milestone.

The International Bridge has processed 99.7 million vehicles and is forecast to exceed the major milestone of 100 million bridge crossings in January of 2018.

The International Bridge self-funds operations with toll revenue. Operations include the bridge structure, the Bridge Authority plaza, all maintenance facilities, and all ongoing building support costs and maintenance for the Canada Border Services Agency facility.

As for the construction of the Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project, it is a Canadian capital project which is financed separately by The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL), through the Canadian Gateways and Border Crossings Fund.