The bridge was built in 1950 by the Bellevue Bridge Commission at a cost of $2.8 million. The bridge charges $1 tolls for cars and is 20 feet (6.1 m) wide. Although the bridge is considered obsolete there are no current plans to replace it. Various government entities have sparred over who should own the bridge (nobody wants the expense of owning it) when the initial bonds were to be paid off in the 2000. The issue has been temporarily resolved since the Bridge Commission has had to seek more than $1 million in bonds for repairs to the bridge.