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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 StraitNorthumberland Strait,
arm of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, c.200 mi (320 km) long and from 8 to 30 mi (13–48 km) wide, separating Prince Edward Island from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The strait is crossed by the Confederation Bridge, which was completed in 1997.
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 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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As the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay crossed the Confederation Bridge into New Brunswick, communities prepared celebrations for its arrival, torchbearers were briefed on the impending honour, and families made plans to gather to witness this symbolic event.
Previously, every application was treated the same, whether it was a cottage dock extension or the Confederation Bridge. Now, projects that cost less than $10 million -so-called "minor works"--are pre-approved, effectively excluding them from federal review.
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In A Geography of Islands, Royle dedicates the first photo in his book to the 14-km Confederation Bridge, linking PEI (and its 140,000 citizens) to mainland New Brunswick since 1997 (Royle 2001, 13).
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On Saturday afternoon, delegates and guests were offered optional activities such as; a guided Island tour (including a drive over Confederation Bridge), an afternoon at the Charlottetown Driving Park for live harness racing or some shopping in downtown Charlottetown.
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