Confederation Bridge, Prince Edward Island/New Brunswick

Confederation Bridge
Courtesy Strait Crossing Bridge Ltd.

The Confederation Bridge spans the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.  It was commonly referred to as the "Fixed Link" by residents of Prince Edward Island prior to its official naming. Construction began in the fall of 1993, and continued for three-and-a-half years at a cost of $1 billion. The bridge, which is nearly 13 km long, opened on 31 May 1997.

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Bonnie MacIsaac

As a PE Islander, travelling across the Confereration Bridge, I marvel at the spectacular human creation that joined Prince Edward Island to Canada.  It is a Wonder to me and I would like all Canadians to see it and enjoy!

Shannon Comeau

I remember when they were building the bridge and my father would take me to the site to watch the huge cranes building what would become one of the most amazing things I have had the pleasure to cross many times.  I have walked across the bridge, drove it in many types of vehicles and traveled across the world with my Confederation Bridge postcard.  It is an amazing site to see and the country should be honored to have it.

Gary Blackmore

I know it’s man-made but never has something been pondered as a dream for so long and become a reality with so much controversy. From the Islanders losing their identity, the ferry system going obsolete, the weather, the elements, the whole project itself was documented and shown on Discovery as a marvel.

Christine Mailman

I will never forget driving over the Confederation Bridge at sunset.  Seeing it at sunset was the most beautiful picture I have ever seen.

Rosemary Almas

When my husband and I took our four children to PEI a few years ago we were all so thrilled to be able to get to the Island by bridge. It was totally exciting to see it in the distance and as we got closer and closer it became more spectacular. I was really grateful it held up when we were stopped on the bridge for 15 minutes because of maintenance.

Trish O’Meara

A few years ago I flew to Moncton, rented a car and drove to PEI.  Taking a scenic route I remember coming around a bend and seeing it for the first time.  I was so awe struck that I had to pull over to take it all in.  It reminded me of a lock ness-like creature rising and falling out of the water and stretching farther than the eye could see.  Not only is it a thing of beauty but also an engineering wonder.

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