Copthorne Macdonald is a writer, scholar and communications engineer. He has followed the story of the Confederation Bridge from the time it was discussed in the mid-1980s to its completion. He has published 125 articles. His work has been featured on the CBC Radio series IDEAS. He has lived in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island since 1975.
D’une Rive A L’autre: L’histoire Du Pont De La Confederation
Bridging the Strait celebrates the creation of Confederation Bridge, connecting Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Opened in June 1997, the bridge is one of the most innovative engineering projects undertaken in Canada. It’s also the longest bridge ever constructed over ice-covered water. Bridging the Strait provides a fitting tribute to the engineers and designers who created it.