International Historic Civil Engineering LandmarkSince 1848 many bridges have spanned the Niagara Gorge below Niagara Falls. The design and construction of these bridges was necessary for the economic development of the Niagara Falls area. The demand for safe and convenient crossings was easily apparent. This need provided a great challenge to civil engineers and to the development of bridge engineering technology. The successful crossing of the gorge required the skill of many engineers willing to take risks and extend their engineering knowledge beyond established limits. Their foresight and intuition contributed to the refinement and advancement of design techniques for suspension and arch bridges.Niagara Suspension Bridge - 1848; Lewiston & Queenston Suspension Bridge - 1851; Niagara Railway Suspension Bridge - 1855; Niagara Falls and Clifton Suspension Bridge - 1869; Niagara Cantilever Railway Bridge - 1883; Niagara Railway (Whirlpool Rapids) Arch Bridge - 1897*; Falls View (Honeymoon) Arch Bridge - 1898; Lewiston & Queenston Suspension Bridge - 1899; Michigan Central Arch Bridge - 1925*; Rainbow Arch Bridge - 1941*; Lewiston-Queenston Arch Bridge - 1962* * Currently in use. American Society of Civil Engineers 1852 CSCE SCGC Designated 1992 Dedicated 2005 Presented by The American Society of Civil Engineers and The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.
|Placed By||The American Society of Civil Engineers and The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 657522 N 4772528|
|Decimal Degrees||43.08911667, -79.06463333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 5.347', W 79° 3.878'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 5' 20.82" N, 79° 3' 52.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 158-218 Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls NY 14303, US|
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