Confederation Bridge: Most rates will remain unchanged

by Today's Trucking

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Motorcyclists and cyclists will pay an additional 25 cents to cross the Confederation Bridge as of Jan. 1, but all other tolls will remain unchanged, the operator of the bridge said Monday.

The toll for motorcyclists will be $19.50 and for cyclists $9.25, Strait Crossing Bridge Ltd. said.

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Source: Strait Crossing

Tolls are charged based on a vehicle’s axle-count and are calculated for the round-trip, regardless of the user’s initial point of entry to Prince Edward Island, the company said.

Strait Crossing also said that some services may be disrupted due to Covid-19.

The 12.9-kilometer-long bridge connects P.E.I. with New Brunswick. It is the longest bridge in the world crossing ice-covered water. The bridge opened in May 1997.

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The Confederation Bridge. (Photo: Strait Crossing)

Strait Crossing will operate the bridge until 2032, when it will hand it over to the federal government.

Under the Bridge Operating Agreement, the company is entitled to adjust toll rates to inflation every Jan. 1, it said.

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  • I did cross that bridge last summer and the cost was the same and I did ask to one of the toll person if the PEI population had a rebate for crossing and surprise NO NO REBATEso these people are stuck on the island and this bridge ain’t a government property it is privately maintain and i beleive there is a long term contract with the PEI government before it become their bridge.

  • I live on the Island and don’t think it’s fair the amount of toll we have to pay to get access, some people have family and friends back over and can’t visit because of the high toll.We the people who live here all year round, spend our money here,pay our taxes, and we still don’t get a break, sometime people would just like to get away for the day but for some of us the high toll stops us and it’s not right,so whoever is in charge should take this into consideration,,it’s not fair !