Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge – U.S. Interstate 75 / Canadian Huron Street
The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, which connects Ontario and Michigan, is the 10th busiest passenger crossing between Canada and the United States and the 16th busiest commercial port between the two countries. Traffic is highest in June, July, August and September. It is lowest in February and rises steadily until August when it begins to drop back down. In 2011, the port experienced 8 days with waits greater than one hour entering the U.S. Canada has planned extensive renovation and expansion of their port although various issues have delayed completion to 2015 or later.
Current Traffic at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge
Always check our page with real time weather, traffic, and border wait times to see current conditions for the Sault St. Marie border crossing.
See our page on Tolls for Bridges Along the U.S. Canada Border for toll rates and payment options for this bridge.
Sault St. Marie Port Information
- Hours of Operation – This border crossing is open 24 hrs per day, 7days a week, year round.
- This port has a unique design that separates commercial traffic from car traffic using an upper and lower plaza. Trucks and vehicles with trailers or campers should use the lower plaza lanes. Trucks entering the United States must use the right lane as they leave the bridge and enter the Inspection Plaza after crossing over the border.
- Commercial services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
- NEXUS and FAST equipped
- Nexus lanes into Canada are open Monday through Friday 3pm to 4pm while the Nexus lanes into U.S. are open Monday through Friday 7am to 8pm.
- The Canadian Port has seven primary inspection lanes – four for passenger cars, two bi-level lanes for trucks and cars, and a dedicated lane for trucks.
- There is a FAST enrollment center at the American port office.
- This is a Class A U.S. port which means it is a designated port for all aliens. Foreign nationals entering the U.S. should use Class A Ports of Entry.
Map of Sault-Ste-Marie border crossing
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Sault Ste. Marie Border Crossing Traveller Tips
- Here is a handy link to Hotels in Sault Sainte Marie, MI and here is another link to Hotels in Sault Sainte Marie, Canada
- Recreational vehicles can use any lane entering the U.S. but should use the truck lane entering Canada.
- You can call 1-800-381-8477 for Minnesota weather and road conditions updates.
- Ontario road information is available by phone by calling the following numbers: Provincial Call Centre: 1-800-268-4686, Toronto Area: 416-235-4686, Provincial TTY: 1-866-471-8929, Niagara Region TTY: 905-704-2426
- The bridge is closed annually in June to vehicle traffic for 30 minutes from for the annual bridge walk.
- Duty Free America serves both the U.S. and Canadian Plazas, 24 hours / 7 days a week. You are allowed to access Duty Free shopping any time you are in the Duty Free area. However, you must continue across the bridge. If you enter the U.S. Duty free area, you must continue to Canada and if you enter the Canadian Duty free area, you must cross to the U.S. and pay the toll. The US shop address is 865 I-75 Bridge Plaza, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783. Phone: (906) 635 – 5031. The Canadian Duty Free Shop is at 127 Huron Street, International Bridge Plaza, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada, (705) 759-6333.
- Port GPS Coordinates: 46.508439, -84.360639
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Telephone Numbers for the Border Customs Offices at the Sault Ste Marie International Bridge
- Sault St. Marie U.S. Border Office Contact Information: (906) 632-2631
- Sault Ste Marie International Bridge Administration: (906)-635-5255
- For Canadian Customs at this port call the Canadian Border Information Service (BIS) who can answer your questions or transfer you directly to the Canadian port.