Traffic on the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie is continuing to decrease, according to the organization that oversees bridge operations.
On Nov. 4, International Bridge Administration reported that traffic for the calendar year at Oct. 31 was down 7.22 per cent.
One-way bridge crossings for October 2019 decreased by 5.8 per cent during the same time period.
Commercial crossings, which make up 7 per cent of the bridge’s overall traffic, were also down by three per cent.
Operation of the bridge is entirely self-funded through toll revenues. Costs include the bridge structure, maintenance facilities, the bridge authority toll plaza, and building maintenance and support costs for the Canada Border Services Agency facility.
Since 1962, the bridge – which spans between Sault, Ont., and Sault Ste. Marie, MI – has processed 102.5 million crossings.