A warning from Parks Canada that jumping and diving off of Covehead Bridge is dangerous and not allowed.
In fact, the minimum fine for jumping off of the bridge is $175.
Parks Canada says Covehead is an active fishing harbour and the channel under the bridge is regularly used by both fishers and recreational boaters. In the past, there have been a number of near collisions between bridge jumpers and vessels travelling under the bridge.
It’s also dangerous because there can be significant changes in water depth with the tides, and there are underwater hazards from old infrastructure and debris.