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Fixed links and the engagement of islandness: reviewing the impact of the Confederation Bridge

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Abstract:

Islands are the challenging targets of a global pursuit in the closing of gaps, their distinct geography so far having seemingly eluded and mocked both human ingenuity and terra firma. This article seeks to deconstruct the concept of the bridge as more than just a value-free symbol of inexorable technological progress, and uses islands as the reference point to flesh out such an argument. Bridges impact on the subtle balance between the characteristic ‘local–global’ nature of an island identity; such an impact is multi-faceted, complex and case-specific. These ideas are applied to the specific case of the Confederation Bridge, the 14-km structure linking Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick, and which celebrated its tenth anniversary in June 2007.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0064.2007.00181.x

Affiliations: Island Studies Program, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown PEI, Canada C1A 4P3 ( ), Email: gbaldacchino@upei.ca

Publication date: 2007-09-01

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