International Bridge – Sault Ste. Marie to close from noon-2:30 p.m. Feb 27 

The information below has been posted directly on the website of the International Bridge that connects Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Michigan:

(Feb. 27, 2020) — “In the spirit of goodwill, collaboration and reconciliation, the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge Authority (IBA) will close the bridge from noon to approximately 2:30 p.m. today, Feb. 27, to facilitate a First Nations water ceremony.

Tribal elders will conduct the ceremony at the bridge midpoint.

The bridge will be closed to northbound and southbound traffic for the duration of the ceremony. Travelers are advised to adjust their plans accordingly and cross prior to noon if possible. Law enforcement agencies will assist with traffic control on both U.S. and Canadian sides of the bridge when traffic resumes.

The IBA regrets any inconvenience due to the disruption in service. Please visit for updated information or follow us on Twitter at

Live traffic camera feeds of the International Bridge can also be found at”.