The Confederation Bridge is a box bridge that spans the Abegweit Strait of the Northumberland Strait, serving as a crucial link for the Trans-Canada Highway, connecting Prince Edward Island with the mainland province of New Brunswick. Inaugurated on May 31, 1997, this 12.9 km (8.0 mi) bridge holds the distinction of being the longest bridge in Canada and the world’s lengthiest bridge over ice-covered water.
A live webcam offers a view of the road on the Confederation Bridge.
Construction of the bridge took place from October 1993 to May 1997, with a total cost of C$1.3 billion. Prior to receiving its official name, locals often referred to the structure as the “Fixed Link.” It officially opened to traffic on May 31, 1997.