pon·​tage | \ ˈpäntij \
plural -s

Definition of pontage

: a duty or tax paid in lieu of personal service for the building and repairing of bridges also : a toll for the use of a bridge devoted to its maintenance

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History and Etymology for pontage

Middle English pountage, from Middle French pontage, from Medieval Latin pontaticum, from Latin pont-, pons bridge + -aticum -age

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“Pontage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pontage. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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