Operations

A crew of dedicated Bridge Control personnel provides full surveillance of the Confederation Bridge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by way of a high-tech Traffic Management System (TMS), which allows for safety-conscious traffic control through state-of-the-art bridge monitoring.

Two of the TMS’s most important components are the video surveillance system, comprised of twenty-two closed-circuit television cameras whose footage is displayed across multiple screens in the Bridge Control Centre; and the weather monitoring system, which provides real-time information on wind speed, wind direction, air and road temperature, humidity, dew point, and the rate of precipitation.

A wide range of computer-facilitated traffic control options including standard traffic signals, changeable speed limit signs, and changeable message boards, allow Bridge Control personnel to respond immediately to fluctuating road and traffic conditions.