The Causeway

1966 Moncton-Riverview causeway construction - gates

Anyone that has lived, or spent time in Moncton has probably formed an opinion about the Causeway. Should the gates be open, or closed?

There’s no denying the causeway has had a prolific affect on our river and, for better or worse, it has become a part of Moncton’s history.

Construction of the causeway began in the mid 1960′s with the bridge¬† and gate section constructed almost 100 feet from the actual river.¬† The wide river was filled in from both the Riverview and Moncton sides. Once the bridge structure was completed, a trench was dug to allow the river to flow beneath the newly constructed bridge.

When it first opened, traffic coming from Riverview was treated to the view of a garbage dump on one side, and a newly formed lake on the other.

While the causeway debate will go on, the following photos tell the story of its construction.

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