This pedestrian bridge was constructed by the East Coast Trail Association. It replaces a bridge at about the same location that was destroyed when the community of La Manche was devastated by a storm, leading to the abandonment of the community.
The La Manche suspension bridge has two access points. There is a 2.7 km (1.6 mi) hike along the East Coast Trail from Bauline East. Park at the designated East Coast Trail parking place at the harbour and hike south from there. Alternatively, park at the end of the Lamanche Road, off highway 10 past the entrance to the La Manche Provincial park, and walk for less than 2 km (1.2 mi) to the bridge.