Nipigon River Bridge - Lake Superior Circle Tour

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The Nipigon River Bridge spans 826.7 feet (252m) crossing over the Nipigon River on highway 11/17 in Ontario’s Superior Country. The original steel deck truss bridge was built in 1937, then to a steel plate girder in 1974, and finally to the 4 lane cable stay bridge structure there today completed in 2018. This bridge is a rather important one as it links eastern and western Canada. This engineering marvel, cable-stay structure is the first of it’s kind in Ontario.

The construction of a cable stay bridge reduces the interruption into the river and doesn’t disturb the natural habitat of the many fish that live there. The Nipigon River is the largest feed going into Lake Superior, is the most northernly point of the Lake and is home to the World Record Brook Trout. The Bridgeview Lookout Tower in Nipigon offers an incredible birds eye view of this unique bridge.

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