Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Arch Bridges: The Peace Bridge

The Niagara River is the international boundary between the United States and Canada. There are currently five railway and/or highway bridges that serve as border crossings along the river.

The Peace Bridge crosses the Niagara just downstream from its mouth at Lake Erie. It is a six span bridge (five deck arch spans and a through truss span over Black Rock Canal), that is 5800 ft (1768 m) long, and carries I-190 traffic between Buffalo, New York and Fort Erie, Ontario.

The bridge was built in 1927 and its name celebrates 100 years of peace between the United States and Canada. In 1997 the owners began making plans for a parallel structure, a cable-stayed bridge, but (as often occurs) legal and economic challenges have delayed construction.
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Arch Bridges: The Peace Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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