Parkersburg Memorial Bridge to operate on an electronic tolling system

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Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 5:53 PM EST
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - On Friday, January 20, the Parkersburg Bridge Partners released its electronic tolling system chart for when the Parkersburg Memorial Bridge reopens to drivers in the Fall of 2023.

According to the Parkersburg Bridge Partners’ statement, there is no cost for the transponder. Customers will receive the lowest toll rates by registering for a transponder. If you don’t have a transponder, you will be charged a different amount to Pay by Plate.

There will be a total of three classes. They are listed below in this chart provided by the Parkersburg Bridge Partners.

Parkersburg Bridge Partners Toll Rates for when the bridge reopens in the Fall of 2023.
Parkersburg Bridge Partners Toll Rates for when the bridge reopens in the Fall of 2023.(Parkersburg Bridge Partners)

For Class 1 vehicles, you can pay $30 per month, similar to a subscription, for unlimited crossings.

General Manager, Terry Velligan, believes this will help everyone involved with the bridge have a better bridge experience.

“The benefits for the all electronic toll systems is that it will be free flow traffic which there will be no stopping at the toll booths. It will allow for more ease and efficiency of traffic getting across the Ohio River,” Velligan said.

According to bridge spokesperson Emily Duke, in regard to unused paper tickets, some drivers may still have, a ticket credit program is being developed and details will be announced when they are finalized.

Customers will pay the lowest rate by signing up for a transponder account. Further information on the registration process, transponder availability, and pick-up will be released at a later date. Visit parkersburgbridgepartners.com for more information.”