International Crossings Celebrate Switch to New Toll Systems

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– Two international bridge crossings on the Ontario-Michigan border officially dedicated updated tolling systems today.
– Under a $9.3 million contract, the International Bridge (connecting Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) and the Blue Water Bridge (connecting Port Huron, Michigan, to Point Edward, Ontario) have modernized their toll systems.
– Benefits of the new tolling system for both bridges include administrative cost savings, technological upgrades and improved customer service.

POINT EDWARD, Ontario – The agencies in charge of two international bridge crossings on the Ontario-Michigan border cut the ribbons on a new tolling system today.

Under a $9.3 million contract, the previous toll systems at the Sault Ste. Marie (more…)

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Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Painting Project Begins Later This Week

July 12, 2022

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– A $3 million (Canadian) painting project at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge is scheduled to begin on the Canadian side of the bridge this week.
– A high-ratio calcium sulfonate alkyd (HRCSA) one-coat paint system should save costs, enhance corrosion resistance, speed completion time, and minimize disturbances.
– The International Bridge Administration (IBA) advises motorists to expect delays, remain alert for workers, and use caution when traveling through the work zone. (more…)

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Falcons Banded at International Bridge

June 17, 2022

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–  A pair of peregrine falcons successfully nested on the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, where the birds have been returning for years, raising three chicks.
–  A live video stream is viewable at
www.saultbridge.com/falcam. The best time for bird watchers to see the falcons is when they’re nesting in the spring.
–  The peregrine falcon has been removed from the federal endangered species list but is listed as an endangered species in Michigan.
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Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Reminds Commuters to Check Accounts

March 28, 2022

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– The government of Canada announced it will remove the pre-entry COVID-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers on April 1.

– The International Bridge Administration (IBA) reminds commuter customers who are resuming international crossings to check their Prox card accounts.

– Prox card users can check their account balances, get new cards, or update credit card billing information by visiting https://tolls.saultbridge.com, or by calling 906-635-5255 or 705-942-4345, ext. 105 or 0. (more…)

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