When everyone thinks of major border crossings between the United States and Canada they think Detroit and Windsor and also Niagara Falls. They probably don’t think of the second busiest border crossing between the two countries, the Blue Water Bridge. The Blue Water Bridge links Port Huron, Michigan with Port Edward and Sarnia, Ontario.
The bridge crosses over the St. Clair River near the southern end of Lake Huron. I’ve had the chance to hang out around the bridge and river on the US side in the summer and winter, when it’s warm and when it’s not and it’s always a relaxing time.
There is a lengthy walkway that runs along the river, along with parks, to capture the bridge and scenery from different vantage points.
The bridge sits about an hour northeast of Detroit and the busiest border crossing, the Ambassador Bridge.
Looking south down the walkway and river towards downtown Port Huron. I love how blue the river is.
Blue Water Bridge is a twin-span bridge with the original span opening in 1938. The more recent span opened in 1997. It is one of the fastest routes between Michigan and the Midwest and Toronto and points east.
Across the way, is the Sarnia skyline.
The Port Edward and Canada side just to the north of the bridge. You can almost shake hands with the people visiting the bridge and river over there.
Looking to the north is Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes. No land as far as the eye can see.
Just north of the bridge and off camera to the left is the International Flag Plaza I’d recommend checking out if in the area. It honors those who respond to emergency calls in the United States and Canada.
The bridge and river are scenic in the winter months too.
Love watching the chunks of ice float by well into the Spring.
If you ever cross the Blue Water Bridge make sure to take the time to hang out and soak in the bridge and the scenery along the river front. I look forward to more great times and also checking out the Canadian side.
What are some of your favorite bridges to capture? What is the most scenic International border you’ve crossed?