High Construction Costs Force Sault Ste. Marie Bridge to Defer or Extend Maintenance Projects

Sault Star reports that Peter Petainen, general manager of the International Bridge Authority, told a June 6 meeting of local government officials that “more than $34 million in planned projects have been deferred or stretched over more than 20 years as a result of the increasing cost of construction.” Petainen added that tolls are the sole funding source for bridge projects, including two the authority plans to undertake this season, a replacement of bridge components and the painting of the Canadian arch.