Toll Plaza Photo Gallery – Week 9

The Bridge Authority’s reconstruction project of the U.S. toll plaza is progressing well. We’re happy to post for your viewing select photos from week 9 of the project.

Please Click HERE for Week 9 to view the gallery

We’d like to thank all our customers for your patience while we’re under construction.

SMRBC Posts Plaza Project Update – August 14, 2014

Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project – August 14, 2014, Project Update

St Mary’s River Bridge Company (SMRBC) posted a new update on the Canadian plaza project.  Click HERE for their latest project information and photos!

And here is SMRBC’s latest rendering of what will be the Canadian plaza when completed!

Questions related to the Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project can be submitted on line to André Girard Vice President, Communications, for the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited through their website at:  http://eng.pontssmbridge.ca/?page_id=23

 

Photos from Toll Plaza Project – Weeks 7 & 8!

IBA’s toll plaza reconstruction project week 7& 8 photo galleries are now available for viewing.

Please Click HERE for Week 7 to and Click HERE for Week 8!

We’d like to thank all our customers for your patience while we’re under construction.

Toll of time: A last visit to the Toll Booths

Toll of time: One of the first to cross the International Bridge makes a last visit to the old toll booths

 July 21, 2014 – The year Barb Reiter was 12, she missed Halloween in order to take a special trip up north to Sault Ste. Marie with her truck driver dad. “I was 12 and it was Halloween, so I missed trick-or-treating,” she said. “So you guys owe me some candy.”

Instead, Barb spent the day as she often did, riding along with her dad on his runs to pick
up lumber from Canada and return it to a furniture plant in Muskegon. This trip was one of the most memorable. Instead of crossing the St. Marys River on a ferry, which could take up to two hours including wait time, they had the honor of being in the first commercial vehicle to cross the brand new International Bridge.

First semi toll collected at the newly opened International Bridge.

First semi toll collected at the newly opened International Bridge.

An old photo shows Barb and her father, Carl, paying the toll as they head northbound across the bridge on Oct. 31, 1962. Barb vividly remembers the crowd that greeted her and her dad as they headed back south down I-75 after the ceremonial crossing.

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2014 Toll Plaza Time-Lapse Videos

The 27th Annual International Bridge Walk and Bicycle Parade
June 28, 2014

Time-lapse

International Bridge Toll Plaza Reconstruction Project
June 4 – June 27, 2014

Time-lapse – Weeks 1 to 3