The ice in the Northumberland Strait has broken up and only remnants remained along the shoreline. The shapes of the ice were interesting as well as the view through the spans of the bridge.
New Brunswick is visible in the distance.
This fixed link with New Brunswick, Canada, replaced two ferries, one of which operated from this location in Prince County, on the western end of the island. Rocks deposited along the coastline prevent erosion.
The red soil of the island is visible along the shoreline and in the ice itself.
The bridge was constructed between 1993 and 1997. It changed the lives of islanders by eliminating their dependency on the ferries.
High winds cause closure of the bridge on occasion though such conditions do not continue for long periods.
The bridge means transportation of goods and people between the island and the mainland is quick and efficient
and the ice does not impede the movement of traffic.
The day was cold and the wind made it uncomfortable but the scene was worth the numbing cold.