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Lewiston-Queenston Bridge

Lewiston-Queenston Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Completed in: 1962
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Lewiston, Niagara County, New York, USA, North America
Queenston, Ontario, Canada, North America
  • Niagara River

Technical Information


approaches total length 183 m
arch arch span 305 m
deck height above valley floor or water 113 m


cost of construction United States dollar 11 000 000


arch steel


The longest hinge-less steel arch span in the world at the time it was built. Hardesty & Hanover won the AISC Design for Long Spans for this bridge. Structure comprises twin steel-box arches spanning 305m between abutments. The roadway rises 113m above the Niagara River with five box girder approach spans totaling approximately 183m flanking the main span.



Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

  • Fernández Troyano, Leonardo Tierra sobre el agua, Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Madrid (Spain), ISBN 8438001483, 1999; pp. 342
  • Rizzo, Joseph Under cover in "Bridge Design & Engineering", 1st Quarter 2006, n. 42 v. 12
Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20000546
Created: 21/11/1999
Last Updated: 29/07/2014