People Walk, Bike in 33rd Annual International Bridge Walk & Bike Parade

People participated in the 33rd Annual International Bridge Walk and Bike Parade Saturday between Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Soo, Canada.

About 1,400 people came out for the event, which started at 9:30 a.m.

Bike riders started first to get a jump on the six-mile round trip venture, then walkers started their three-mile walk to end in Soo, Canada.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run led the walkers.

It is a free event that allows people to see the Rapids, Soo Locks and the freighters.

“It is really neat. Everything has been really good. We got to see that freighter in the fog, so that was neat to take pictures. The bridge is much smaller than I thought it was width-wise, but long,” said Jessica Ecker from Menominee, MI.

The international bridge only closes for events twice a year. The other is the Festival of Races that runs in September.