The International Bridge is named so because it spans the St Mary's River connecting the twin cities of Sault Ste Marie Ontario and Sault Ste Marie Michigan. This viewpoint of the International Bridge was taken from the Soo Locks, which allow ships to travel between Lake Superior and the Lower Great Lakes. It is over the Soo Locks that vehicles pass when they are traveling on the International Bridge.
The bridge opened to the public on October 31 1962 and has been allowing traffic to pass between Canada and the United States ever since. As the bridge crosses between countries, customs agents operate on the bridge and travelers must remember that they need a passport in order to make a successful bridge crossing.
The bridge design is a steel truss bridge that has a double arch span on the United States side and a single arch span on the Ontario Canada side. It is a very easy and convenient way to cross from one country to another and is also a novelty because it connects two cities with the same name.
International Bridge across the St Mary's River seen from the Soo Locks, Sault Ste Marie Lock National Historic Site in the city of Sault Ste Marie at sunset, Great Lakes, Ontario, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.
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