Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge

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Lubec, Maine and the FDR Bridge

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge is an international bridge, which connects Maine State Route 189 in the community of Lubec, Maine in the United States with New Brunswick Route 774 on Campobello Island in the Canadian province of New Brunswick across the Lubec Narrows. The decked steel truss bridge is named for former President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who maintained a summer retreat on the island. It is the island's only road connection to the mainland of North America; all of the island's transportation connections to the rest of New Brunswick are by ferry.[1]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canada Border Services Agency stations are located at the each end of the bridge.

History[edit]

In 1958, the Canadian government passed the Campobello-Lubec Bridge Act providing for the framework for the construction of the span.[2] Following a few years of planning, the bridge opened to traffic in 1962, with its official dedication occurring on August 15, 1962.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cuprisin, Tim (June 14, 2008). "Tranquil Campobello Island honors FDR". The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. 
  2. ^ "Campobello-Lubec Bridge Act ( 1958, c. 23 )". Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  3. ^ Mahar, Martin (April 10, 2000). "Local town history centennial projects written by students about their communities". The Bangor Daily News. 

Coordinates: 44°51′33.8″N 66°58′48.8″W / 44.859389°N 66.980222°W / 44.859389; -66.980222