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Interesting Facts about Niagara’s Rainbow Bridge

If you are planning to make a trip to the Niagara Falls, either in the USA or Canada, you should check out the Rainbow bridge, one of the 119 legal land border crossings between the United States and Canada

Here are 10 interesting facts about this bridge

1. The Niagara Falls International Rainbow Bridge, commonly known as the Rainbow Bridge, is an arch bridge across the Niagara River gorge.

2. The Rainbow Bridge was built at the site of the former Honeymoon Bridge which collapsed on January 27, 1938, due to an ice jam in the river.

3. The bridge officially opened on November 1, 1941.

4. The views from the bridge are breathtaking with panoramic views of all three falls – the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls.


5. It connects the cities of Niagara Falls, New York, United States, and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and is a world-famous tourist site.

6. You can cross the bridge by car, on foot or bicycle.

7. There is a $1.00 crossing fee for pedestrians that is collected when departing Canada.

8. The deck of the Rainbow Bridge is 202 feet above the Niagara River and the total length measures 1,450 feet long.

9. The origin of the bridge’s name is unknown.

10. Halfway through the pedestrian bridge, there is a bronze plate attached to the railing which designates the actual border point between the USA and Canada. This is the International Boundary Line




Nyna is the Founder and CEO of The Expat Woman, a global platform focused on connecting, supporting and empowering women who have moved abroad or plan to relocate. She is also a LinkedIn coach, consultant, trainer and speaker. LinkedIn played a huge role in my professional journey abroad, helping me build a network of powerful expat women and allies.

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