LETTER: Many regional bridges were tolled

Lions Gate bridge was tolled from 1938 to 1955 with tolls going to the Guinness family...

Re: Residents shouldn’t be forced to pay tolls, March 14 edition.

Mr. Wirrell should know his history before making statements.

Lions Gate bridge was tolled from 1938 to 1955 with tolls going to the Guinness family. In 1955 it was sold to the province and there were tolls on it until 1963. The Oak Street bridge was tolled from 1957-1959 and Patullo Bridge from 1937-1952.

I remember going on all these bridges while they were tolled.

There are other toll bridges in B.C. as well as throughout North America and it is an excellent way to maintain roads.

My mother was born in Vancouver in 1915, I was born and grew up in Vancouver and am very familiar with the history of the city.

Michele Martin

Abbotsford