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Thousand Islands International Bridge

Thousand Islands International Bridge

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Thousand Islands International Bridge

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Thousand Islands International Bridge

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Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands
On Hill Island at the south end of the Thousand Islands Bridge,
15 km east of Gananoque, at the side of the parking lot
at the Tourist Information site, on the east side of the highway


Coordinates: N 44 21.231 W 75 58.704

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Plaque Text

This international bridge system links Canada and the United States across the St. Lawrence River and islands from Ivy Lea, Ontario, to Collins Landing, N.Y. It was opened on August 18, 1938, by William Lyon Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States. The crossing was financed and constructed by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, a public body created by New York State in 1933, which operates and maintains it. Five bridges of four different types - two-span continuous truss, steel arch, stone-faced concrete rigid frame, and two suspension- with approaches and connecting viaducts and highways cover a distance of about 13 km.

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