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Confederation Bridge
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Owner description: Extending more than 7.5 miles between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, this is the longest bridge in the world that spans over ice-covered waters.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stop at Cape Jourimain for some nice views of the Confederation Bridge before going over to Prince Edward Island. There is a nature center with trails here too. There is a fee for the nature center but not for the path to the bridge.

1  Thank Jerry L
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Confederation Bridge spanning the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait, linking Prince Edward Island to Bayfield, New Brunswick, is an impressive sight. Make sure that you stop at the nearby New Brunswick visitor centre prior to attempting the drive, as once you are on the two-lane bridge, there is no stopping to see the sights. At the visitor centre, there is a nature walk and a good scenic spot to see the breadth of the bridge, also known as "the link". There are people who find the drive over the span too daunting and a ferry does run to PEI. A shuttle is also available. As you go over, there is little to see from the passenger compartment of a typical car as the walled-in structure is built up high enough that you cannot see the water, but at about the mid-way point, the bridge appears to rise and then fall, so you get a breath-taking view of the entire island. No kidding, you can see the whole island. Tolls are only paid as you leave (fairly expensive). A word of caution, if the winds are too strong, the bridge is shut down. On a particularly bad day, we saw the truck that is sent out to measure the conditions and were lucky to stay behind it as workers would likely have shut down the bridge that day. We just sneaked across and never found out if the bridge was shut down.

1  Thank Bill Z
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Confederation Bridge is definitely a quick way to get on/off Prince Edward Island (the ferry ride takes much longer than 10 minutes) and less expensive than taking the ferry with a vehicle.

It was hazy when we drove over the bridge from New Brunswick to PEI, but once on the island, we got to see a much better view of the bridge from St. Peter's Church 7 Mile Bay. It was a nice stop off point to see the bridge before taking a scenic route around PEI. The toll ($44.50 on July 5) can be paid with cash or credit, and is paid only when leaving PEI. We were told to pay credit/debit to avoid lines at the toll booth, but there were really no lines to speak of that day.

Yes, it's just a bridge, but it is quite long and did allow us to easily visit this beautiful area. You cannot walk across or ride a bike across the bridge, but there is a shuttle available for both pedestrians and cyclists. You can pick up the shuttle at The Confederation Bridge Operations Building located at 104 Abegweit Boulevard in Gateway Village, Borden-Carleton, PE or alternatively at The Cape Jourimain Nature Centre located off exit 51 on NB-16E at the foot of the Confederation Bridge in Cape Jourimain, NB. It costs around $4.00 per pedestrian or $8.00 per cyclist.

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Canadian Comfederation bridge spans 12.9km, it is the longest bridge over ice in the world.. You pay toll when you leave PEI . I crossed the bridge on July 3. The view is fine, I would not use 'stunning' to describe it, may be I have seen more stunning bridges somewhere else
There is a small park on the PEI side at the foot of the bridge, good spot for taking photo

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is an amazing feat of man, to be able to build such a structure. While I was thrilled to see it and cross it, the cost of more than $44.00 means its not something you'd take everyday.

Thank leer850
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