Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Walk to return after 3-year hiatus

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI – The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Walk will return this summer after a three-year hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced.

The bridge spanning three miles over the St. Marys River connects Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Ontario, Canada. Pedestrians generally aren’t allowed on the bridge.

However, once a year – with the exception of the past three years – the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Walk offers pedestrians the chance to traverse the 60-year-old steel truss arch bridge that overlooks the Soo Locks.

This year’s event is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. It starts on the Michigan side and ends on the Canadian side with busing across the bridge available before and after the walk, organizers said.

Here are some important details:

  • The walk begins at the Norris Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., at 9 a.m. sharp – no one who arrives late will be allowed to walk across the bridge. It ends at the Marconi Club in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.
  • Participants must have their valid passport, enhanced driver’s license or Nexus Card with them during the event. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and have their birth certificate.
  • Busing before and after the walk costs $10 per person or $20 per family.
  • Pre-walk busing will be available for 7-8 a.m. Post-walk busing will be available until 11:30 a.m.
  • No skateboards, rollerblades, roller-skates, large strollers, etc. will be permitted.
  • No animals will be permitted except service dogs.

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