Confederation Bridge Control monitors wind speed 24-hours a day through the use of a real time weather monitoring system installed on the Bridge, in addition to site specific weather bulletins provided by an independent weather service company. Travel restrictions may be enforced when steady winds recorded at the Bridge exceed 70 km/h with gusts consistently exceeding 85 km/h. Restrictions during these times usually only apply to high-sided vehicles, motorcycles, and vehicles with objects in tow.
At the Confederation Bridge, a high-sided vehicle is defined as any vehicle exceeding 7’2” (2.2 metres) in height, including any fixed or removable racks. As a point of reference, most pick-up trucks, SUVs and vans, including most 15-passenger vans, fall well below this height restriction.
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Safe and convenient staging/parking areas are located on both sides of the Confederation Bridge. During wind events, drivers in Prince Edward Island are encouraged to utilize the rest area located at the corner of Industrial Drive and Dickie Road in Borden-Carleton. This lot is in close proximity to nearby facilities including washrooms, Tim Hortons, and Gateway Village.
In New Brunswick, drivers should exit to the New Brunswick bridge facility located at exit 47 on NB-16E. Washrooms can be found inside the facility.