Peace Bridge Border Crossing
This is one of the international bridges that exists between Canada and the United States, its location is at the east end of Lake Erie at a distance of about 20 kilometers upstream from Niagara Falls. The connection is between Buffalo in New York and Fort Erie in Ontario. The truth is that the construction of this bridge was approved by the International Joint Commission on August 6, 1925, but it had many drawbacks since the speed of the river current hindered the works, its engineer was Edward Lupfer.
However, its construction was carried out between 1925 and 1927.
It was inaugurated on August 7, 1927, despite having been opened to the public on June 1 of that year. Its inauguration and opening were a great event as the dedication ceremonies included many important personalities for the time such as Prince of Wales (future Edward VIII), Prince George, Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, United States Vice President Charles Dawes, Secretary of State Frank Kellogg, Governor of New York (Al Smith) and Ontario Prime Minister (Howard Ferguson).
From the moment this step was opened to the Public, it became the main port of entry to the respective countries as it consisted of the only vehicular bridge that existed in the Great Lakes, from Niagara Falls to New York. At present, of course, this bridge continues to represent one of the most important commercial ports in North America since an average crossing of four thousand trucks per day has been recorded. You should know that in 2005 new toll facilities were placed in the Canadian part, causing the Peace Bridge to become the first E-ZPass facility outside the United States. Today there are no fees to enter the US, its maintenance and operation is carried out by the binational authority of public bridges Buffalo and Fort Erie.