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The Blue Water Bridge is a twin-span international bridge spanning the St. Clair River that links Port Huron, Michigan, USA to Point Edward, Ontario, a small suburb of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The Blue Water Bridge connects with Highway 402 in Ontario and with both Interstate 69 and Interstate 94 in Michigan. The original span is a cantilever truss bridge and the second span is a continuous tied-arch bridge.

The first bridge is a cantilever truss with a total length of 6,178 feet (1,883 m). The main span is 871 feet (265 m). The second bridge is a continuous tied arch with a total length of 6,109 feet (1,862 m). The main span is 922 feet (281 m). The twinning project was a combined effort between Modjeski & Masters - U.S Engineers and Buckland & Taylor Ltd. - Canadian Engineers. During the construction, two temporary masts were erected to assist in the construction of the tied arch; the towers were painted red and lighted, enabling them to be seen from afar.

Together, the two bridges are one of the busiest transportation arteries between the United States and Canada.

  1. Shep1953 69 months ago | reply

    I wonder where they came up with that name...Nice

  2. forestlady 69 months ago | reply

    Very nice looking bridge. The water color is gorgeous.

  3. Ray-48 69 months ago | reply

    Great shot of the water and bridge.

  4. Kenny Shackleford 69 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Bridge, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
    National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?

  5. TIA International Photography 69 months ago | reply

    I love bridges, and borders between geographical locations! Very pretty.

  6. Northern Straits Photo 69 months ago | reply

    great capture...the description is very informative..nice perspective

  7. bluegoose0fox 69 months ago | reply

    A well composed shot. Great perspective!

  8. olivia - 。◕‿◕。 69 months ago | reply

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    Please Tag your photograph O.T.W
    Please Add this to the "5 & Above Stream" after you have received 1 invitation and 5 awards.

  9. emrank 69 months ago | reply

    you got the angle right,
    is the immigration are at each end of the bridge?

  10. SgCymru 69 months ago | reply

    Great capture and i agree about the sidewalk and perspective.

  11. ken m photography 69 months ago | reply

    wonderful capture, Ken.

  12. Blondieyooper 69 months ago | reply

    Oh Im glad you posted that. I only think of Michigan and Canada together in the Soo. Nice to see this connection as well. Nice blue water.......How close do you live to this?

  13. J u n g a 69 months ago | reply

    WOW, thats an awesome picture. Seen

    The Wow Gallery

  14. anadelmann 69 months ago | reply

    Excellent bridge capture. Fully agree to Tosins note. Well done.

  15. dwinning 69 months ago | reply

    I agree with tosin's note too. Without that section on the left it would be missing something.

  16. Brandon Godfrey 69 months ago | reply

    Great snap Ken! I added a couple of tags.

  17. Eyesplash - What happened to winter 69 months ago | reply

    is this a bridge over troubled waters?
    Nice compo Ken.
    You keep improving my friend and it's nice to see.

  18. Sentrawoods. 69 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone, I'm not to sure if its a bridge over troubled waters, I was in town to buy my new boat and decided to snap a few photos. Thanks again, I do feel more comfortable with my photography as time goes by. April, its about 60 miles from my home here in Columbiaville.

  19. J.S.W. [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

    This is a great spot at night. You really get some interesting light. Nice shot of the side by side bridges.

  20. just_ginge2007 69 months ago | reply

    awesome perspective on this. Very nice.

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