June 21, 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.
The International Bridge Administration (IBA) strongly encourages walkers who need bus transportation to the U.S. before the start of the walk to catch the early buses. Buses will begin shuttling walkers from the Marconi Club at 7 a.m.
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. Walkers who need a bus return to the U.S. after the first six buses are full 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.
The IBA reminds motorists queuing up on the Canadian side waiting to cross the bridge when it reopens after the event that they will need to enter the Canadian Plaza from Carmen’s Way. The Huron Street entrance will be closed.
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.
More information on the annual bridge walk can be found at http://ssmcoc.com/events/2018/06/23/1529 or www.facebook.com/SSMbridgewalk. Visit the IBA website at www.saultbridge.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/saultbridge.
Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge:
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