Advisory: International Bridge closed to vehicle traffic for annual bridge walk June 23

June 15, 2018 — The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic during the 32nd Annual Bridge Walk and Bicycle Parade on Saturday, June 23.

The bridge will close to vehicle traffic at 8:15 a.m. and will reopen at approximately 10:30 a.m. after walkers have been cleared by customs.

There will be some significant changes this year for walkers wishing to return to the U.S. after completing the walk across the bridge. The first six buses will be loaded at Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on the Canadian plaza. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the buses are loaded, they will return to the U.S. After that, any walkers who need a bus return to the U.S. will need to continue through CBSA to the Marconi Club to wait for the next available bus. Cost for the bus is $5 per individual and $15 for a family.

Individuals who may require rest facilities will need to go through CBSA to the Marconi Club. Public restrooms are not available for walkers on the plaza or on the buses.

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