Golden Ears Bridge problems will continue

bridgeThe New Year will see the continuation of the same old problems with the Golden Ears bridge.

Translink spokesperson Jianna Ling says while ridership increased by three-percent last year, the bridge is still not a money maker.

Ling says it will continue to see a shortfall of 35 to 40 million dollars a year, and likely will for a few years to come.

The reason, Ling says, is that “The recession slowed down economic growth and it raised gas prices, and these have all contributed to less demand than was originally expected with the Golden Ears bridge.”

Toll rates to cross the span will also increase this July.