World’s Longest Bridge Over Ice-Covered Waters

The world’s longest bridge over ice-covered waters is the 12.9 km Confederation Bridge which connects the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. When PEI joined Canada in 1873, the federal government committed in its Constitution to providing ‘efficient steam service’ from the island to the mainland. For a number of years steamships provided service in the summer, while iceboats crossed the Abegweit Passage during the winter. Over the years this evolved into a permanent ferry service between Cape Traverse, PEI and Cape Tormentine, NB. Confederation Bridge from the New Brunswick shoreline Discussions about a permanent…

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