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Niagara Falls in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Upper Suspension Bridge

 
 
Upper Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
1. Upper Suspension Bridge Marker
Inscription. This plaque marks the entrance to the Upper Suspension Bridge, opened in July 1869, then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The iron cables were hung from timber towers. In 1884-87, this wooden bridge was changed to steel. In 1898, this steel bridge was replaced by the Upper Steel Arch Bridge.
 
Erected 1989 by Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.
 
Location. 43° 5.425′ N, 79° 4.244′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from River Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3K9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upper Steel Arch Bridge (here, next to this marker); Thomas Baker McQuesten (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rainbow Bridge (about 120 meters away); The Boundary Waters Treaty (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); To the Memory of Burrell Hecock (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Zimmerman Fountain Pond (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Falls View Bridges (approx. 0.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); The First People to See the Falls (approx. 0.4 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Upper Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
2. Upper Suspension Bridge Marker
Upper Steel Arch Bridge marker is on the right.
Upper Suspension Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
3. Upper Suspension Bridge
Close-up of image on marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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