Confederation Bridge. Borden-Carleton, Canada

Services provided by Jacques Combault

Scientific Director responsible for the Conceptual Design.


The Federal Department of Public Works and Government Services


J.Mueller International and Stantec JV

Completion Date

May 31, 1997


$1.3 billion

Project completed by staff prior to FINLEY

The $1.3 billion Confederation Bridge is a curved, 12.9 kilometer (8 mile) long bridge, the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water. It is one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century.  It is a multi-span post-tensioned concrete box girder structure. Most of the curved bridge is 40m (131-ft) above water, and it contains a 60m (197-ft) high navigation span to permit ship traffic. The bridge rests on 62 piers, of which the 44 main piers are 250 m (820-ft) apart. The bridge is 11m (36-ft) wide.