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Bridge crossings top 80K last month, way up from year before

Traffic was up 25 per cent compared to same month in 2023
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A car with Ontario plates turns into the International Bridge plaza on its way to the United States.

The number of vehicles crossing from one Sault to the other via the International Bridge is up 25 per cent in March compared to the same month last year.

In a news release, the International Bridge Administration says there were 80,539 one-way traffic crossings in March 2024, an increase of 16,098 over March 2023.

Commuter fares represented 47 per cent of those crossings, while 45.3 per cent were full-fare passenger cars.

The March 2024 numbers at a glance are:

  • Full-Fare Passenger Cars: 36,510 (27.8 per cent increase)
  • Commuter Fare: 37,853 (32.1 per cent increase)
  • Cars Pulling Trailers: 595 (38 per cent decrease)
  • Commercial Trucks: 5,581 (10.8 per cent decrease)

As of March 31, 216,046 vehicles have crossed the bridge so far this year. The bridge has processed 105.7 million bridge crossings since 1962.

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