Portion of new toll plaza to be opened at Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge

October 17, 2014 – Two of the six planned new toll booths at the International Bridge are in place and will be open for toll collection from three new lanes beginning as early as 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20.IMG_5564

“The pavement, utility tunnel, and toll booths on the eastern portion of the toll plaza will be completed on schedule and we can begin toll collection from two booths to serve three lanes,” said project manager Karl Hansen.

Early in the week, the two new northbound toll lanes will open and process traffic as the last temporary northbound toll booth and lane are removed. By midweek, (more…)

Toll Plaza Photo Gallery – Weeks 15-18

The Bridge Authority’s plaza reconstruction project is on schedule, and new toll booths are on track for installation in the second full week in October.  Our northbound toll lanes are temporarily reduced to one lane for the next 2 weeks to allow for curing of the new concrete lanes, before they can be reopened to traffic.

Please select the link below to view the construction photos from that week:

Thank you for your patience, and please watch our traffic cameras during construction to stay current with traffic flow on the bridge, and through the toll plaza.

Toll Plaza Photo Gallery – Weeks 10-14

The Bridge Authority’s reconstruction project of the U.S. toll plaza is progressing well and on schedule, as we enter autumn construction.  The first of the new toll booths are to be installed in early October.  We’re happy to post for your viewing, selected photos of the project.

Please link below for to view the construction photos from that week:

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

Toll Plaza update: IBA prepares for new booths and toll software

Fast Facts:

  • The 2-year, 8.9-million-dollar Toll Plaza construction project continues at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge.
  • A recent survey shows traffic impacts have been minimal.
  • The IBA’s goal is to get two permanent toll booths installed and operational in October.
  • New enhanced toll software is slated to be installed in early 2015.

 Sept. 11, 2014 – The International Bridge Administration (IBA)  is breathing a collective sigh of relief as the summer peak traffic season progresses without major congestion issues from the 2-year, 8.9-million-dollar Toll Plaza construction project.

“We are very pleased with the safe and smooth traffic flow through the toll plaza project,” said IBA General Manager Phil Becker. “A lot of planning went into the temporary (more…)

Toll Plaza Project Update – September 3, 2014

The largest crane in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, capable of lifting 175 tons, is at the IBA today, lifting and setting the 17-ton tunnel sections! 

Pre-cast Tunnel Section

Toll Lane 17-ton pre-cast tunnel sections

 We will set 13 pre-cast concrete sections today.  That’s 221 tons or 442,000 lbs!

Also, photo Galleries for project work completed in August are now available too!

View current pictures at   or  .