February 20, 2015 – At their quarterly meeting Thursday, members of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Authority (SSMBA) board paid tribute to the board’s chairman, James McIntyre, who died Feb. 11 as the result of an accident.
The board unanimously passed a resolution commemorating McIntyre’s long commitment to the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge and the people it serves.
McIntyre first became involved with the bridge during his 1960-1964 term as mayor of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and helped cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the completed bridge to traffic on Oct. 31, 1962.
He went on to serve for decades as president of the St. Mary’s River Bridge Co. (SMRBC), the public entity created in 1955 by the Canadian Parliament to oversee the construction, operation, and maintenance of the bridge on behalf of Canada.
After being involved in the task force that spearheaded the creation of the Joint International Bridge Authority (JIBA), (more…)
OTTAWA, Jan. 20, 2015 – The St. Mary’s River Bridge Company (SMRBC) announces today a major step forward in the Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project with the opening to traffic of the new Carmen’s Way commercial entrance.
The full press release is available here, or visit SMRBC website at http://eng.pontssmbridge.ca/.
Starting Tuesday January 20th at 12:00 noon, commercial truck traffic will access the plaza by way of the new commercial entrance from Carmen’s Way in lieu of the commuter vehicle entrance on Huron St. City. Street signage has been updated to reflect this change.
Commuter vehicles will continue to use the Huron St. entrance. (more…)
January 8, 2015 – Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Thomas Buckingham of Newberry to the Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority.
Established in 2000, the Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority is a joint organization between the U.S. and Canada. This board seeks to provide safe and efficient movement of people and goods across the international bridge between Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
“International trade is important to reviving (more…)
Prox Card readers installed on northbound toll booths at Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge
December 12, 2014 – Installation of “Prox” toll card readers on the new northbound booths is being finished as part of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Toll Plaza Reconstruction project.
“Our customers really like the convenience of the card readers and automated lanes,” said Peter Petainen , International Bridge Administration (IBA) chief financial officer. “Despite delays due to weather, we are pleased to report the first reader and automated gate will be operational on Monday, Dec. 15.”
The outside northbound lane to Canada will be opened to Prox customers beginning Monday, (more…)