International Bridge SSM Border Crossing
This is the bridge better known as Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, which crosses the St. Marys River between the United States and Canada, allowing the connection between the cities Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. It is located in the tenth position in terms of the crossing of passengers between the border of these two countries and represents the only land crossing in almost 700 miles away.
This bridge has been open since 1962 and its daily operation is in charge of the International Bridge Administration (IBA) of course with the supervision of Sault Ste. (Marie Bridge Authority, SSMBA). Since 2009, the SSMBA replaced the International Joint Bridge Authority (JIBA) that had already been replacing the International Authority of the IBA Bridge that had been created in 1935.
In this area you can also enjoy the wonderful views and landscapes typical of this border region.
With respect to its configuration, it has a total length of about 2.8 miles or 4.5 km and consists of a steel arch bridge that has a suspended deck with two separate sections, a double arch in the part of the US and a single arch on the side of Canada. In the Sault Ste. Marie city of Ontario, the bridge ends at Huron Street that is located right in the center of the city.
In addition to the crossing of cars, crossing bicycles can be transferred through the bridge, although there is no special bicycle lane as such. Therefore, each cyclist must take all necessary precautions and considerations to ensure their visibility in the channels and avoid any accident.
As for the hours of operation, the passage is available 24 hours a day, there are even transports that have crossing schedules such as the International Bridge Bus that crosses the bridge every hour from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.