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Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge, Fr. Pont de la Confédération, bridge that joins Borden-Carleton in Prince Edward Island with Cape Jourimain in New Brunswick, Canada. Spanning the Northumberland Strait at its narrowest point, the bridge measures 8 mi (12.9 km) long and opened in 1997. Privately operated (until 2032), it consists of the West Approach Bridge, with 14 piers the East Approach Bridge, with seven piers and the Main Bridge, which rests on 44 piers.

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