The Rainbow Bridge is a world-famous bridge over the Niagara River, connecting the Niagara Falls here in Ontario to the Niagara Falls in New York. The Rainbow Bridge was constructed to replace the Honeymoon Bridge which collapsed in an ice storm in the 1930s.
The Niagara gorge is approximately 60 meters deep, with an estimated 6,000,000,000 pounds of water crossing below each minute. At the time the bridge was being constructed, life nets had to be placed to catch workers who lost their balance and fell.
The bridge opened officially on the first of November in 1941, taking a total of three years for the completion of the project.
Crossing the bridge gives you a beautiful view of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, giving you the option of driving or walking over. Things to notice on the Canadian Niagara Falls skyline are the world-famous Skylon Tower, the casino, and of course Horseshoe Falls. Be sure to pack your camera if you are walking or driving over the bridge!
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