The Confederation Bridge linking Prince Edward Island to the mainland is the longest structure of its kind that crosses a body of water often covered by ice. Its construction includes a number of engineering innovations. However, this feat was not accomplished without disturbing the life of Islanders and the many fishers who comb the rocky bottom where now stand the 65 pillars of this structure, impressive both in size and beauty. ABEGWEIT parallels the thinking of the decision-makers with the reactions of the people whose lives are affected by the bridge.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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