The Peace Bridge Authority celebrated the completion of the multi-year, $100 million rehabilitation project on the Peace Bridge between the United States and Canada, WBFO reports. The project included widening and strengthening the span to include a bicycle and pedestrian path as well as an observation deck at the borderline, replacing the bridge deck and structural steel, and adding new traffic control gantries, railings, and light posts. The project was self-funded, requiring no federal money from either nation.
The bridge spans the mouth of the Niagara River and connects Buffalo, New York, and Fort Erie, Ontario, in Canada. It is one of the busiest border crossings on the U.S.-Canada border for commerce, and officials noted that the repairs were important for maintaining the economic flow between both countries.