Structural Engineering
The Confederation Bridge
photos courtesy of Dr. T. Brown

The Confederation Bridge was planned and designed in Calgary by Strait Crossing Inc. A large number of civil engineers including professors from The University of Calgary were closely associated with this major engineering project working on the planning, designing, constructing or monitoring of the bridge.

In June of 1997 the Confederation Bridge, linking New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island across the Northumberland Strait, opened to traffic.

Before the first day of vehicle traffic, thousands of people lined up for a history making walk across the bridge.


It is currently the longest bridge in the world to cross ice-covered salt water. The bridge roadway includes two traffic lanes and an emergency shoulder on each side.

The Confederation Bridge is 12.9 km in length and under normal driving conditions takes around 10 minutes to cross.

More information on the Confederation Bridge on the Next Page

Associated Web Site

Confederation Bridge - The Official Confederation Bridge Web Site



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