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Canso Causeway 50th Anniversary

Everyday thousands of motorists cross the Strait of Canso with ease and awe. It's hard to imagine that just 50 years ago, the only access between Cape Breton Island and Mainland Nova Scotia was by ferry.

A narrow body of water called the Strait of Canso separated the two land masses and was often plagued by strong winds, currents and ice which made communication and transportation of people, goods and services challenging at the best of times.

The need for a permanent connection was debated and discussed amongst politicians, residents and business owners for several decades before a decision was made.


Canso Causeway 50th Anniversary

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