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ghYHZ:
Itís $42.50 (car) to cross the 13 km Confederation Bridge between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The toll is only collected one-way when leaving PEI.

http://www.confederationbridge.com/en/index.php

The tolls are based on the fare that was charged for using the ferries the bridge replaced in 1997 + an annual increase since then. (Youíve got to pay for a billion dollar bridge some way!)

The rates seam high but if the ferries were still operating it would probably be a lot higher if you include fuel surcharges the other ferry route in eastern PEI has seen since 1997.

And you can now cross on Your schedule......no more leaving the beach early on a hot summer Sunday afternoon just to sit in a ferry line-up, inching your way forward so you can get home to Moncton or Halifax that evening.....and those line-up could be long in a hot car! Or sometimes in winter: waiting for ice and wind conditions to improve so the ferry could get across.








Scott5114:
Is there any sort of discount for people who live on PEI, or do they just have to deal with paying $42 every time they want to leave the island?

oscar:

--- Quote from: Scott5114 on December 11, 2010, 12:22:49 PM ---Is there any sort of discount for people who live on PEI, or do they just have to deal with paying $42 every time they want to leave the island?

--- End quote ---

No discounts.  http://www.confederationbridge.com/en/faq.php  You can purchase gift cards for bridge crossings, but the cost is the same, or slightly higher (if purchased online), than the regular bridge toll.

Not that there's really anything right at the NB end of the bridge to give PEI residents a reason to make frequent bridge crossings, nor many residents right at the NB end who might otherwise want to commute to PEI.

NE2:
Given the thread title, I was expecting a toll of $4.20.

oscar:
ghYHZ, where did you take the photo of the bridge cross-section (photo #3 of 4)?

Also (maybe related), is there still a go-kart track at the PEI end of the bridge, south of the bridge approach, where the ferry terminal used to be?

I drove the bridge round-trip in 2003, and took the ferry the bridge replaced (as well as the one still running from the other end of PEI) in 1989.

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