pontage

noun
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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