International Rainbow Bridge Commemoration

International Rainbow Bridge Commemoration (HM26A3)

Location: Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3K7
Country: United States of America

N 43° 5.486', W 79° 4.172'

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

—June 7, 1939 —

The adjacent stone monument commemorates the visit of their majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to view the site of the Rainbow Bridge on June 7, 1939.
Originally laid at the base of the carillon tower, it was severely damaged by an automobile and kept in storage until repaired and re-erected at this site in 1999.

The Rainbow Bridge Plaza, opened in 1941, was decorated with panels of low relief stone carving by noted Canadian artists, Florence Wyle and Frances Loring.

Among their works on this site, Wyle designed and executed the panels depicting the stage coach, forest and farms of Ontario.
Loring's panels depicted Ontario industries and such Ontario flowers as daffodils, lady slippers and the provincial flower, the trillium.

The flaring of the Canadian end of the bridge in 1997 covered the location of six of the panels on River Road.
These were relocated and are now on view along the immediately adjacent riverside pedestrian walk under the bridge.

These artifacts were relocated and this plaque erected by the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.
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HM NumberHM26A3
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByNiagara Falls Bridge Commission
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Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 657117 N 4772777
Decimal Degrees43.09143333, -79.06953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 5.486', W 79° 4.172'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 5' 29.16" N, 79° 4' 10.32" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5702 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls ON L2G 3K7, US
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