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Bridge Toll Rise Delayed

THE toll increase to cross the Sidney Poitier Bridge has been postponed to Sunday, May 1, a press release from the Bridge Authority said.

The statement did not give a specific reason for the delay, only saying that the increase has been put off “due to circumstances beyond our control.”

In January, it was announced that as of March 1 the toll for private vehicles to cross the bridge would double from $1 to $2.

The rise would mark the first toll increase in 17 years for the bridge.

At the time, Bridge Authority chairman Rory Higgs said the decision was made after lengthy discussions with stakeholders.

The fee increase will come with repair efforts aiming to extend the life of the eastern bridge by 25 years, officials have said.

Comments

asiseeit 4 years, 10 months ago

Can the Tribune please try and find out where the money goes that is collected in bridge fee's? It would be very interesting to know if the bridge is a public or private and if private who benefits from this raise in fee's. It is obvious that very little is spent on the upkeep of the bridges so one wonders where all this money goes. Once again Tribune, you guys need to dig deeper!

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sp1nks 4 years, 10 months ago

"Fees" not "fee's." (You're basically saying, "fee is")

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TalRussell 4 years, 10 months ago

Comrades could it be that the PLP cabinet rushed to delay the new $2 toll because they knew the beach's access would be blocked? They must have no idea the potential for all hell break lose if that gate stays locked come the public holiday? And, why wasn't Minnis along with his nine red House MP's not over there with Bull Horns - unlock this damn gate, now?

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