Calais – Milltown Bridge Border Crossing Wait Times & FAQ’s

Milltown is one of three border crossings that connect Calais in Maine with St Stephen in New Brunswick. Milltown serves as a bridge crossing alongside Ferry Point and International Avenue. The Milltown bridge has been in existence since 1825. However, the current bridge was opened in 2014 after being rebuilt.

In the past, the Milltown bridge suffered from congestion. However, since the opening of International Avenue, the traffic has considerably reduced. Now, the Milltown bridge is only available to passenger vehicles. Trucks, HGVs, and commercial vehicles will be redirected to International Avenue.

As this bridge has limited opening hours, travelers may prefer to use either the International Avenue or Ferry Point crossings which are both open 24 hours a day.

Please note during the COVID-19 situation some of the FAQ info below might be subject to change. Please let us know of any corrections requiredLive and average Milltown Bridge wait times below remain accurate and are sourced from the US Customs & Border Patrol.

Yes, pedestrians are allowed to walk across the Milltown bridge. Pedestrians can ring 511 or 1-866-282-7578 to receive updates on the traffic and weather conditions of the bridge and whether it is advisable to walk across.
There is no toll charge at Milltown or at any of the bridges connecting New Brunswick to Maine. This is unlike many other bridges that connect the USA and Canada which do have a toll charge.
The US and Canadian ports are open from 7 am to 11 pm every day of the week. This bridge is open all-year-round. It is important to note that NEXUS is not available at this border crossing. Furthermore, no commercial vehicles are allowed to cross.
There is no duty-free shop on the Milltown bridge. However, there are several Duty-Free Americas stores in Calais itself. It is important to remember that there are limits for duty-free shopping for both countries. You can read more about the import allowances here.
All three of the borders between Maine and Calais have a border control office which will require you to present a form of identification. Usually, a driving license is not a sufficient ID. Instead, you should submit a valid passport, or a certificate proving your birth, citizenship or naturalization. You will also need a photo ID to accompany the document, which can be your driver’s license. If you are traveling with a child, then you should have the child’s proof of citizenship. A single parent traveling with a child must have a letter of permission, with contact information, of the other parent. An adult with custody must be able to show legal documents proving custody rights.

Milltown Bridge wait time data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Times may take a few seconds to load…

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