Edmundston–Madawaska Bridge

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Edmundston–Madawaska Bridge
Edmundston-Madawaska Bridge.JPG
Coordinates Coordinates: 47°21′36.5″N 68°19′43.3″W / 47.360139°N 68.328694°W / 47.360139; -68.328694
Crosses Saint John River
Characteristics
Design through truss
Material steel
Total length 287.12 metres (942.0 ft)
History
Construction start 1920
Opened 1921
Statistics
Daily traffic 2,082

The Edmundston–Madawaska Bridge is an international bridge which connects the cities of Edmundston, New Brunswick, in Canada and Madawaska, Maine, in the United States, across the Saint John River.[1] The bridge consists of four steel through truss spans, each 70.71 metres (232.0 ft) in length, for a total length of 287.12 metres (942.0 ft), which carries a two lane open steel grid deck roadway.

The bridge was constructed in 1920, replacing a cable ferry, and opened in 1921. Its original asphalt and timber deck was replaced with the current steel grid deck in 1961.

Transport Canada estimated the bridge's traffic at 759,803 vehicles annually in 2006.

Effective October 27, 2017 The Edmundston-Madawaska International Bridge weight restriction was reduced to 5 tons.

Vehicles over 5 tons will be rerouted to Clair POE located 33 km north and St-Leonard POE is located 41 km south of Edmundston

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edmundston–Madawaska Bridge

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