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#506121 - 07/25/15 07:33 PM Bridge toll to North Isalnd  
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I've made three trips across the bridge to visit businesses North of the bridge in my rented golf cart, and so far have paid the toll both ways for a total of $30 Bzd. Can anyone explain what this about, and is there a monthly pass? I'm coming to the end of my stay here, but curious, and an explanation may help future visitors. Thanks in advance.
Bob


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#506122 - 07/25/15 07:42 PM Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: CBXBob]  
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As 'they' say... Welcome to Belize..

#506123 - 07/25/15 07:56 PM Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: CBXBob]  
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I am a new owner and am North of the bridge. I will let the other members "chime in" BUT you're complaining about $15.00 U.S.... You are paying a "toll" for the cost of the bridge. Not too long ago there was some type of "raft" that took you across. Hey forum members; how much did that cost?
The ONLY complaint I have about the toll is that you no longer can buy a round trip or a "bunch" of trips. I used to purchase $20.00 U.S.at a time to avoid the hassle of paying each time.


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#506124 - 07/25/15 08:11 PM Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: CBXBob]  
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Monthly passes are available at the Town Council building on Front Street.


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#506125 - 07/25/15 08:49 PM Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: Shyboy]  
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Where did you hear me "complain" in my post? I asked a question.


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#506126 - 07/25/15 08:51 PM Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: ragman]  
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Thank you Jim for your information, may help inform future visitors smile


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#506135 - 07/26/15 06:34 AM Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: CBXBob]  
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I think the toll is far to high. But it is what is. $10 bz round trip, or a monthly pass for $150 bz.
The trucks pay anywhere from $25 to $150 !

Last edited by Diane Campbell; 07/26/15 07:14 AM. Reason: Correcting price
#506136 - 07/26/15 07:00 AM Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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Sorry Bob, you are correct; there was no complaint.

Other forum members; question. What was the "ferry method" before the bridge and how much did it cost? Just curious.


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#506137 - 07/26/15 07:23 AM Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: Shyboy]  
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Originally Posted by Shyboy
Sorry Bob, you are correct; there was no complaint.

Other forum members; question. What was the "ferry method" before the bridge and how much did it cost? Just curious.



There was a pontoon contraption with a rope and chain and two men who pulled the thing across the river. Any more than two carts at a time was dangerous, but often the limits were pushed. People and bicycles also jammed on willy nilly. In a strong wind or current this was a hard vessel to control. Long ago it was sufficient for the scant traffic it served. It was not manned at night. Eventually it became a real safety hazard. Cost was $5 bz per cart each way.

#506145 - 07/26/15 08:37 AM Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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We did the bridge last week, they would only let us pay one way at a time

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