Thursday, September 4, 2008
Stamp Issue : 1948-08-02
Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was a double-decker suspension bridge that carried railroad tracks and mixed traffic across the Niagara River north of Niagara Falls, running east from Niagara Falls, Ontario to Niagara Falls, New York. It was replaced in 1897 by the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge. The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company was chartered in both countries in 1846, and the first bridge, a 770-foot suspension footbridge designed by Charles Ellet, Jr., opened on August 1, 1848.