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International Rainbow Bridge


The Rainbow Bridge is the International Rainbow Bridge of the Niagara Falls, this is an arch bridge that crosses just the Niagara River gorge that is responsible for maintaining the Niagara Falls connection of New York (Eastern United States) and Niagara Falls, Ontario (western Canada). It is a very tourist site thanks to the beauty of the landscape, so surely you have heard about it once in your life. The Rainbow Bridge was built quite close to the site of the Honeymoon Bridge which collapsed on January 27, 1938 because of an obstruction of ice that was in the river, although there were already previous plans for its replacement. It is also an architectural work based on the design of the architect Richard (Su Min) Lee but the Rainbow Tower and the Canadian square of the bridge correspond to the Canadian architect William Lyon Somerville.

Construction as such began in May 1940, opening to the public on November 1, 1941. As for the routes, the truth is that on the side of the United States there are many state and national routes that ultimately meet at the intersections in front of the bridge. For example, routes 104, 384 in New York and the northern section of Robert Moses State Parkway end at the final intersection before the bridge. On the other hand, Route 62 ends two blocks north on Route 104, to finally continue to the bridge. As for its designation in the State of New York, the bridge is part of the NY 955A route, while in Ontario it has been designated as part of Highway 420. On this side, the Rainbow Tower in the square has a large Carillon, which sounds for several moments in the day. With regard to your traffic you should know that the crossing of allowed vehicles is only private individuals whether by car, bicycle or pedestrian 24 hours a day; Since the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge is available for commercial truck traffic. In general, the rate for the pedestrian crossing and bicycle has remained at $ 1.00 US or CAD, and $ 3.75 US or $ 5.00 CAD for cars, on the other hand the machines for the change are available tickets of $ 1 and $ 5 in the US or Canadian coins of $1 and $2.

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