50th Anniversary of International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie

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50th anniversary for Sault Ste. Marie bridge on HalloweenMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Halloween marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie.

International Bridge Administration General Manager, Phil Becker, says since October 31, 1962, more than 93 million vehicles and $50 billion in trade have crossed the bridge.

To celebrate the milestone, passenger vehicle tolls will be rolled back to the rate in place when the bridge opened 50 years ago.  The $3 toll rate for passenger vehicles and $2.10 rate for Prox Card customers will be reduced to $1.25 in both U.S. and Canadian currency per crossing between the hours of 10 p.m. tonight and 10 p.m. Wednesday.

In addition, identical plaques commemorating the bridge’s 50th anniversary will be placed at each end of the International Bridge.

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