Photo Album 1960s 28 June 1965 The Noden Causeway Opened on June 28, 1965, the three and a half mile long bridge marked the completion of Highway 11, linking Fort Frances to Atikokan, the Lakehead, and the rest of the country. The completion of the highway saw a cost of nearly $20 million for the final 85-mile section. On this date, Highway 11 spanned from Rainy River all the way to Toronto, for 1,056 miles. Named after William Noden, M.P.P. for the area, the completion of the highway was viewed as an economic life-line, providing new opportunities for growth to the region. Advertising in the 1960’s Thirsty? These advertisments can be found in various editions of the Fort Frances Times and Rainy Lake Herald throughout the 1960s. The following advertisements appeared in the pages of the Fort Frances Times and Rainy Lake Herald.