Thursday, April 2, 2009
Port Huron, Michigan: Blue Water International Bridge
The good folks of Port Huron, Michigan, and Sarnia, Ontario, got this one right. The Blue Water International Bridge really does go over blue water. That's Lake Huron in the distance, and the water flows into the St. Clair River on its way to the rest of the Great Lakes and eventually the Atlantic Ocean.
Part of the waterfront of Port Huron has been cleared out to create some attractive parkland. Good thinking, city fathers. There's a fine view of the Sarnia casino from the shore, too. A small area near the bridge (far side) with American and Canadian flags has been set up to honor those involved in the 9-1-1 phone emergency system. We weren't the only ones who saw 9-1-1 and thought 9/11/01.
It's not a bad tip to cross into the United States here instead of Detroit. There's less traffic, and the scenery is better. Those coming from Toronto or Buffalo should try it.