or the Main Street Bridge as it is more commonly called in Welland where it has become the symbol of the city. It is a vertical lift bridge crossing the abandoned portion of the Welland Canal. It was locked permanently in a lowered position after the shipping season in 1972 when the canal was rerouted to the east of the city to make it a straighter and safer route. The bridge is now a oneway west-bound road crossing the recreational waterway from the city centre.
this view give an idea how the vertical towers dominate the skyline
from Main Street. The bridge is actually at a an angle to accommodate the lack of a right angle between Main Street and the canal channel.
for the SundayBridges celebrating its 100th post!