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Thousand Islands Bridge, US-CN

  • Also Known As: Thousand Islands Bridge System

  • Type: Suspension Bridge
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

Thousand Islands Bridge is a series of five bridges that connect Collins Landing near Alexandria Bay, New York, to Ivy Lea near Gananoque, Ontario. The 8.5 mile structure carries US Interstate 81 and Canada's Highway 137. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1937/04/30 Several thousand people, both US and Canadian, watch the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Thousand Islands Bridge at Collins Landing, New York.
1937/05/00 Robinson and Steinman Consulting Engineers Foundation work begins on both American and Canadian bridges. Foundations will be completed by December 1937.
1938/04/00 Cable work is completed on the Canada and the United State bridges. Deck paving will be finished in both countries in August.
1938/06/00 Steel work is completed on the American span. Steel work on the Canadian Spans will finish in August of 1938.
1938/08/18 Franklin D Roosevelt Dignitary American President Franklin Roosevelt and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King officially open the bridges to an estimated crowd of over 25,000 people at the border, while thousands more line the motorcade enroute as it proceeded to the ceremonial site.
1938/08/18 William Lyon MacKenzie King Dignitary At the dedication of the Thousand Islands International Bridge, Mackenzie King informs FDR that King George and Queen Elizabeth will be visiting the Canada in 1939. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada

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Particulars for Thousand Islands Bridge, US-CN:
Bridge Type Arch Bridge
Structure type Bridge
Sight Category Structure
Bridge Type Suspension Bridge
Bridge Type Truss Bridge

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