Ferry Point Bridge Border Crossing
This international bridge maintains the connection between the border cities between Canada and the United States: Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Historically there have been several bridges on this site, since since 1845 there was a covered bridge that was later replaced with a steel bridge in 1895 that represented for several years the main crossing point between the two communities.
The facilities that are currently on the side of the United States were built between 1935 and 1936, but it was in 2014 that they were included in the National Register of Historic Places. On the other hand, the Canadian side facility was built in 1955. In 2009, after the International Avenue Border Crossing was completed, commercial trucks were no longer allowed to pass through this crossing.
As for its location, the border station on the US side is located at the southern end of the Ferry Point Bridge and west of the central business district of Calais.
There you will find a brick building that has a Colonial Revival style, has a side gable roof and some corbelle brick fireplaces. It is a very beautiful construction and it will surely attract your attention because even the corners of the building have brick walls and the windows have angled lintels of brick and marble, surely you will not be able to go unnoticed the rosette window that is in the center of the main facade.
Inside the building there is the customs office and the offices for immigration procedures, as well as facilities that allow certain operations to be carried out, whether storage or institutional, such as meetings or special events.
The truth is that the structures are preserved in very good condition and show you the most characteristic of the architectural works of the time in which it was built. This step can be found open 24 hours a day every day of the year, so don't worry if you have to go to a specific time.