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  1. Nybanker
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    The construction of this bridge was principally funded by a large Canadian pension fund, which, in exchange for funding the construction, collects the toll revenues. This is a great example of pension fund capital funding new infrastructure investments. Too bad the United States is generally very apprehensive of “private” infrastructure investment. This bridge is tangible evidence of what can happen. Without the private capital for this project, you would have likely been on the boat (where the fare could have been well north of $50).

    It is also worth noting that the toll is one way. Had you been going the other way, you would have had $50 more in your pocket for more pei mussels.

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