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Confederation Bridge Staging Facility

Confederation Bridge Staging Facility

88 Industrial Dr Borden-Carleton, PE C0B 1X0, Canada, Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island
http://www.confederationbridge.com/

The Confederation Bridge joins the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient. The curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, and more than a decade after its construction, it endures as one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century.

The majority of construction of the Confederation Bridge was carried out at on-shore staging facilities in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Construction began on October 7, 1993 and the bridge officially opened on May 31, 1997. The staging facility in PEI was where the main bridge components – including pier bases, shafts, main girders and drop-in girders, were produced. At peak production, 2,079 craft workers and 415 staff were employed in building the bridge. In total, more than 5,000 people were employed during the construction phase of the project. The total cost of construction was one billion dollars and it is the longest bridge in the world crossing ice-covered water.

Photo Credit: Photography copyright (c) The Confederation Bridge. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Text Credit: Content from http://www.confederationbridge.com/

NEWS FEED
  • Selfie
    guestBook Guestbook/ dottsel/ Jul 20, 2017 Selfie

    It's cool to know that my family helped create this magnificent structure. My favorite memory is taking a video of the bridge through the sunroof. It really makes for a great experience driving over a bridge.

  • One of the longest bridges in the world
    guestBook Guestbook/ yamaneko/ Apr 15, 2017

    12.9km long, that's the length of the bridge. It takes about 10 minutes to cross at 80km per hour, if I remember well. The ride was easy and smooth.

  • Confederation Bridge - Connected
    guestBook Guestbook/ arynmaclean/ Jan 11, 2015 Confederation Bridge - Connected

    No edited needed, these colors are as real as they get. Standing on the island shore Thanksgiving weekend, I admire the incredible craftsmanship of the Confederation Bridge. Prince Edward Island is where I go to visit most of my family from Charlottetown to the small Acadian region of Evangeline, my heritage is on that island. Though I live on the mainland, the bridge gives me the opportunity to stay connected to my roots. For that I believe the Confederation Bridge is an important part of Canada since it helps connect our nation.

  • Transportation to PEI
    guestBook Guestbook/ swiftyheron/ May 14, 2014

    I prefer ferry since I don't often go on one.

  • Fly PEI!
    guestBook Guestbook/ Explore150 Team/ Oct 31, 2013

    I love flying into PEI, especially in the summer, because all of the different colours of the fields looks like a patchwork quilt from the sky!

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During the construction of the bridge, the environment was highly considered. It was not limited to the sensitive Northumberland Strait lobster industry. Constructed were also nesting platforms for which endangered species?

Eagle Barred Owl Red-tailed Hawk Osprey
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Confederation Bridge Staging Facility

Confederation Bridge Staging Facility

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During the construction of the bridge, the environment was highly considered. It was not limited to the sensitive Northumberland Strait lobster industry. Constructed were also nesting platforms for which endangered species?

Eagle Barred Owl Red-tailed Hawk Osprey
NEWS FEED
  • Selfie
    guestBook Guestbook/ dottsel/ Jul 20, 2017 Selfie

    It's cool to know that my family helped create this magnificent structure. My favorite memory is taking a video of the bridge through the sunroof. It really makes for a great experience driving over a bridge.

  • One of the longest bridges in the world
    guestBook Guestbook/ yamaneko/ Apr 15, 2017

    12.9km long, that's the length of the bridge. It takes about 10 minutes to cross at 80km per hour, if I remember well. The ride was easy and smooth.

  • Confederation Bridge - Connected
    guestBook Guestbook/ arynmaclean/ Jan 11, 2015 Confederation Bridge - Connected

    No edited needed, these colors are as real as they get. Standing on the island shore Thanksgiving weekend, I admire the incredible craftsmanship of the Confederation Bridge. Prince Edward Island is where I go to visit most of my family from Charlottetown to the small Acadian region of Evangeline, my heritage is on that island. Though I live on the mainland, the bridge gives me the opportunity to stay connected to my roots. For that I believe the Confederation Bridge is an important part of Canada since it helps connect our nation.

  • Transportation to PEI
    guestBook Guestbook/ swiftyheron/ May 14, 2014

    I prefer ferry since I don't often go on one.

  • Fly PEI!
    guestBook Guestbook/ Explore150 Team/ Oct 31, 2013

    I love flying into PEI, especially in the summer, because all of the different colours of the fields looks like a patchwork quilt from the sky!

The Confederation Bridge joins the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient. The curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, and more than a decade after its construction, it endures as one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century.

The majority of construction of the Confederation Bridge was carried out at on-shore staging facilities in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Construction began on October 7, 1993 and the bridge officially opened on May 31, 1997. The staging facility in PEI was where the main bridge components – including pier bases, shafts, main girders and drop-in girders, were produced. At peak production, 2,079 craft workers and 415 staff were employed in building the bridge. In total, more than 5,000 people were employed during the construction phase of the project. The total cost of construction was one billion dollars and it is the longest bridge in the world crossing ice-covered water.

88 Industrial Dr Borden-Carleton, PE C0B 1X0, Canada, Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island
http://www.confederationbridge.com/
@confedbridge
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Photo: Photography copyright (c) The Confederation Bridge. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.