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Longest Fixed-link Bridge in Canada

Category:Buildings & Structures
Type:canadian record
Date: 1997
Province:Prince Edward Island
Tags:longest, bridge

Completed in 1997, the 12.9 kilometre Confederation Bridge connects Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., to Cape Jourimain, N.B. Making good on a promise the federal government made to the Islanders when they joined Confederation in 1873 to provide continuous transport to the mainland, the longest fixed-link bridge in Canada turned the sometimes arduous Northumberland Strait crossing into a quick, convenient and flat-out gorgeous 12-minute drive.

The Confederation Bridge is the 13th longest bridge in the world.

The bridge is a two-lane highway toll bridge that carries the Trans-Canada Highway between Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island (at Route 1) and Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick (at Route 16). It is a multi-span post-tensioned concrete box girder structure. Most of the curved bridge is 40 metres (132 feet) above water, and it contains a 60 metre (198 feet) high navigation span to permit ship traffic. The bridge rests on 62 piers, of which the 44 main piers are 250 metres (825 feet) apart. The bridge is 11 metres (36 feet) wide.


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