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International Railway Bridge
Connecting Buffalo, New York, and Fort Erie, Ontario

1873

"Crossing the Niagara River was originally accomplished by boat.  The first bridges were built before the Civil War across the gorge below Niagara Falls, the narrowest point on the river.  Between Buffalo and Fort Erie, the International Railroad Bridge was completed in 1873; that bridge was replaced by the present one in 1900.  Road vehicles were carried by the ferry boats which operated from the foot of Ferry Street."
- Martin Wachadlo

Photos/History

On other websites:  Bridge or Tunnel, New York Times, 1874 Pdf. (online Sept. 2015)


Photos and their arrangement 2007 Chuck LaChiusa
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