4th of July in Canada


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This year, 4th of July is not only celebrated in the USA, but it is also celebrated in Canada. It is the 111th aniversary of world's largest covered bridge, which is located in Hartland, New Brunswick 

The 1282 feet (391 m) long Hartland Covered Bridge is the longest in the world. It was built by the Hartland Covered Bridge Company, which was formed in the late 1800’s by citizens on both sides of the St. John River. The bridge officially opened July 4th, 1901. A side walkway was added to the bridge in 1945, and on June 23rd 1980 the bridge was declared a National Historic Site. On September 15th, 1999, it was also declared a provincial historic site. This  is one of the “Seven Wonders of Canada” and it acknowledges the value in things that are, quite simply, well made. When it was built, the bridge was a major feat of engineering ingenuity. Today, the Hartland Covered Bridge stands as a beautiful monument to a quieter time.

Remarkable Events: When the bridge was mostly used by horse and wagon, couples would stop half-way across to share a kiss. The first wedding on the bridge was celebrated in September 1993 between Charmaine Laffoley and David Hunt from Toronto
Driving Across the Bridge : You can drive across the Longest Covered Bridge in the World at Hartland, but there are certain vehicle restrictions which do apply.  The vehicle restrictions are as follows:
Maximum Height Clearance:    13’ - 9”
Maximum Vehicle Weight:    10 tonnes

Happy 4th of July to Canada too!

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