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amended from Wiki: "Previously connected to the mainland by a tidal causeway then converted into a raised causeway in 1879. On 16 June 2006, the French prime minister announced plans to build a hydraulic dam, using the waters of the river and the tides to help remove the accumulated silt, and to make Mont Saint-Michel an island again.

"On 22 July 2014 the new bridge by architect Dietmar Feichtinger was opened to the public. The light bridge allows the waters to flow freely around the island and improves the efficiency of the now operational dam."
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