Downward Trend in Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Crossings Continues carries an International Bridge Administration news release announcing that Sault Ste. Marie bridge has recorded 917,946 crossings during this calendar year through August 31, a drop of 7.44 percent when compared with the same period of 2018. IBA adds that one-way crossings of the bridge totaled 151,361 last month, a decrease of 3.1 per cent (4,893 crossings) compared with the August 2018 count.