Port Mann Bridge Is “Still Bleeding Money” and Losses “Cast Doubt” on Viability of Project to Replace Massey Tunnel with Toll Bridge

NEWS 1130 reports, “The Port Mann Bridge is still bleeding money, even though government expectations had the toll crossing in the black by this year. The bridge is expected to lose $90 million this year and $172 million over the next two years while ridership remains lower than expected as drivers head for the toll-free Alex Fraser [Bridge]. Delta Mayor Lois Jackson says it’s time to slap a flat fee on all of the region’s bridges so everybody is on the same page.”

The Province reports that the Port Mann Bridge’s anticipated annual loss and failure to hit its original break-even projection is “casting doubt on the viability of building another tolled bridge to replace the George Massey tunnel.”