Photographer's Note


Name: The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge.
Length: Total maintenance length from American and Canadian approaches 2.8 miles
Cost: $20,000,000 was financed primarily through revenue bonds and was payed September 1, 2000.
Designer: Steinman, Boynton, Gronquist & London of New York.
Construction: Started September 16, 1960. Opened to traffic October 31, 1962.
Width: 28 foot roadway between curbs, providing 14 foot traffic lanes in each direction.
Tolls: $1.50 U.S. dollars, each way for passenger cars. No extra charge for passengers.
Height: Roadway is 145 feet above ground level at its highest point.
Clearance: Bridge has 124 feet minimum vertical clearance above low water in ship canals.
Weight: 125,000 tons of which 114,000 tons are concrete and 11,000 tons are structural steel.
Colors: Green & Ivory
Speed: Maximum 30 miles per hour/50 kilometers per hour
Maintenance: Approximately $1 million is spent annually for sandblasting and painting contracts.

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