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Canadian travelers in Atlantic Canada en route to Prince Edward Island will find themselves crossing the world's longest bridge over ice-covered water – the Northumberland Strait. This impressive eight-mile bridge is the Confederation Bridge, and it yields easy access to Charlottetown.
After public debate on whether or not to have a bridge connecting to mainland New Brunswick, the public voted 59.4% in favor of it. Bridge construction was completed in four years, opening on May 31, 1997, using over five thousand construction workers, for a total of one billion dollars.
The three parts of Confederation Bridge are the West Approach Bridge from New Brunswick, the East Approach Bridge from Prince Edward Island and the Main Bridge connecting the two approach bridges.
The bridge features include gentle curves, a long-lasting bituminous road surface, 1.1 metre-high concrete barrier walls, over 7,000 drain ports, a video surveillance system and weather monitoring system. The bridge is intended to last for one hundred years.
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