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One-way traffic crossings of International Bridge reached 43,536 in April

This number represents a year-to-date increase of 93.2 per cent compared to 2021
2021-05-02 Sault Ste Marie International Bridge DMH 1
Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge file photo

The International Bridge Administration released statistics on the one-way traffic crossings of the International Bridge. The numbers show there were 43,536 crossings in April and 97,117 for the year of 2022. This shows a year-to-date increase of 93.2 per cent compared to 2021.

For more information, read the news release below:

The International Bridge Administration today announced that one-way traffic crossings of the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie totalled 43,536 for the month of April 2022. Traffic for the calendar year-to-date on April 30, 2022, is 97,117. This represents a year-to-date increase of 93.2 per cent compared to 2021. The bridge has processed 103.3 million bridge crossings since 1962.

This difference in crossings comparing 2022 to 2021 is 30,457, representing an increase of 232.9 per cent for April.

An analysis of traffic statistics for the month reveals the following:

 

Vehicle Classification

 

One-Way Crossings Change from April 2021 Percent of Total Crossings
Full-Fare Passenger Cars:   17,603    1842.9%   40.4%
Commuter Fare:   19,596    315.7%   45 %
Car Pulling Trailers:   661    337.7%   1.5%
Commercial Trucks:   5,676   -22.3%   13.1%
Totals:   43,536    232.9%   100 %

 

The change in traffic comparing 2022 to pre-pandemic crossings in 2019 for April, overall traffic has decreased by 57.4 per cent. The International Bridge funds operational costs with toll revenue, including the bridge structure, maintenance facilities, the Bridge Authority toll plaza, and building maintenance.