Deh Cho Bridge or D'oh! Bridge
Posted: Dec 3, 2012 01:57 PM | Last Updated: Dec 3, 2012 02:04 PM
FORT PROVIDENCE, NWT. — No more unreliable ferry and no more ice bridge for trucks needing to get goods into the Northwest Territories North Slave region.
Last Friday, residents from nearby communities joined Premier Bob McLeod to officially open the $202 million Deh Cho Bridge that crosses the Mackenzie River, along the Yellowknife Highway.
Based on the calls that Today's Trucking received from truckers, the bridge was open to traffic before the Friday's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Have you seen these tolls, truckers asked us. "Two-hundred and some-odd dollars per trip!" See below for the bridge tolls.
The bridge, initially estimated to cost $50 million 10 years ago during its intial conception, will be funded primary by commercial vehicles — anything over 4,500 kg. Passenger cars are not required to pay tolls.
Deh Cho Bridge Tolls:
Class A: commercial vehicles with two to four axles
• $75.00 (monthly remittance with transponder-equipped vehicle)
• $91.25 (single-use toll permit)
Class B: commercial vehicles with five or six axles
• $150.00 (monthly remittance with transponder-equipped vehicle)
• $166.25 (single-use toll permit)
Class C: commercial vehicles with seven or more axles
• $275.00 (monthly remittance with transponder-equipped vehicle)
• $291.25 (single-use toll permit)
For more information and specs on the new bridge, click here.