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Cost to cross P.E.I.'s Confederation Bridge to increase Jan. 1, 2019

Wind warning advisory on the Confederation Bridge.
Fares for the Confederation Bridge will increase for vehicles as of Jan. 1, 2019. -File

BORDEN-CARLETON, P.E.I. - It will cost an extra three quarters for a typical vehicle to cross the Confederation Bridge beginning in the new year.

Effective Jan. 1, the cost for a two-axle vehicle to cross the bridge from P.E.I. to New Brunswick will be $47.75, an increase of 75 cents. Each additional axle will now cost $8.25, up 25 cents from the current amount.

Motorcycle fares will increase to $19 from $18.75, while cyclists will also be charged an extra 24 cents at $9.

There will be no change to the cost for pedestrians, which will remain at $4.50.

Strait Crossing Bridge Ltd. said the fare increases were determined in accordance with the Bridge Operating Agreement with the federal government.

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