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Crossing the Confederation Bridge will cost more Jan. 1.

The cost of travelling by automobile across the nearly 13-kilometre stretch from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island will increase from $41.50 to $42.50.

The cost for vehicles with additional axles will increase by $1.25 per axle. For example, a three-axle vehicle will pay $49.50 under the new rate as opposed to $48.25 in 2008.

Motorcycle prices will increase 50 cents to $17, while pedestrian and cyclist fees will remain the same at $4 and $8 respectively.

Strait Crossing Bridge Ltd., which operates and maintains the bridge, provides a shuttle service for pedestrians and cyclists. Strait Crossing has also announced plans to improve operational efficiency, reduce energy use and improve safety for bridge users.

Strait Crossing said in a news release Wednesday that cameras that read licence plates have been installed to provide information to the Island’s tourism industry.

New traffic monitoring cameras have also been installed. To read the original article: http://thechronicleherald.ca/Business/1096541.html