Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge
From the south
|Carries||Maine State Route 189|
|Named for||Franklin Delano Roosevelt|
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge is an international bridge, which connects Maine State Route 189 in the community of Lubec, Maine in the United States with New Brunswick Route 774 on Campobello Island in the Canadian province of New Brunswick across the Lubec Narrows. The decked steel beam bridge is named for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, who maintained a summer retreat on Campobello (now preserved as Roosevelt Campobello International Park). It is the island's only road connection to the mainland of North America; all of the island's transportation connections to the rest of New Brunswick are by ferry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canada Border Services Agency stations are located at each end of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge, forming the Lubec-Campobello Border Crossing. Although a ferry connected Lubec with Campobello Island for many years, permanent border inspection facilities were not deployed until the bridge was completed in 1962. The US operated out of a mobile home for the first two years.
In 1958, the Canadian government passed the Campobello-Lubec Bridge Act providing for the framework for the construction of the span. Following a few years of planning, the bridge opened to traffic in 1962, with its official dedication occurring on August 15, 1962.
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