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Home Moved Across Confederation Bridge

Aug 29 2003

Landmark Homes transported a completely finished one-piece home across the Confederation Bridge earlier this week.

It was the first time the bridge has been used for a fully finished home transport. The summer home was built at the Landmark Homes facility in Poole's Corner and transported on a specially built trailer by PD Construction.

It left Borden shortly after 6 a.m. Monday and was integrated into the stream of traffic heading off the Island. Due to the width of the summer home, traffic from the N.B. side was held for approximately 15 minutes until the crossing was complete.

The unit was delivered to Shemogue, N.B., and placed on its foundation by two large cranes. The installation on the foundation was completed by noontime. The summer home was 26 feet wide by 38 feet long and 16 feet high. It had cedar shingle exterior and pine and gyprock interior.

Ready-to-move homes such as the one transported on Monday are completely finished before they leave the factory, says a company news release. They are delivered to the site and installed in one day and can sit on any kind of foundation with or without a basement.

A company spokesperson says the Confederation Bridge enables the firm to export off Prince Edward Island.

Landmark Homes began operations three years ago with the Roseneath Cottage product line. Since then it has expanded it’s offering to larger full sized homes, duplexes and multi-storey homes with well over 100 projects completed. Landmark Homes employs 45 people and has recently opened a new model home showcase site on the Lower Malpeque Road in Charlottetown.

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