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Blue Water Bridge

An an ore boat passing underneath the Blue Water Bridge.
Department of Transportation

Blue Water Bridge

A major international crossing, the Blue Water Bridge spans the St. Clair River at the southern end of Lake Huron. Located near the I-94 and I-69 interchange in Port Huron, Michigan, and contacting to Highway 402 in Point Edward, Ontario, the bridge is one of the fastest links between the Midwest and Ontario, as well as the Northeast United States.

Opened to traffic in October 1938, the original Blue Water Bridge formed a critical gateway linking the United States and Canada. In 1997, the second Blue Water Bridge span was opened to traffic. The original bridge now carries three lanes of westbound traffic and the second span carries three lanes of eastbound traffic. 

Learn more about the Blue Water Bridge's history.


Blue Water Bridge
1410 Elmwood (entrance on 10th Ave.)
Port Huron, MI 48060
810-984-3131 (24 hours)

Amy Winn-VanHoeck, Bridge Administrator
Robert Kresevich, Maintenance Supervisor
Connie Zeller, Operations Manager
Dave Smith, Chief Bridge Engineer

International Travel Information

The eastbound Blue Water Bridge (BWB) tolling operation is cashless. BWB accepts single crossing payments at toll booths with a credit/debit card or Apple/Google Pay. They also accept pre-paid commercial or commuter accounts available through the EDGE pass program, using RFID tags. Cashless tolling has reduced congestion and emissions, and increased efficiency. 

Duty Free Shopping

Duty free shopping is located prior to the bridge entrance and toll booths. You may use duty free shopping on your trip to Canada. Once you have entered the duty free area you must pay toll and cross the bridge into Canada, there are no exceptions

Duty free is accessed off of Pine Grove Avenue (M-25) and not from the Blue Water Bridge.

Rules governing purchase of goods from duty free may be obtained at 810-987-7676.