Thousand Islands International Bridge

This international bridge system links Canada and the United States across the St. Lawrence River and islands from Ivy Lea, Ontario, to Collins Landing, N.Y. It was opened on August 18, 1938, by William Lyon Mackenzie King, Prime minister of Canada, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States. The crossing was financed and constructed by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, a public body created by New York State in 1933, which operated and maintains it. Five bridges of four different types - two-span continuous truss, steel arch, stone faced concrete rigid frame, and two suspension – with approaches and connecting viaducts and highways covering a distance of about eight miles.


At the tourist information booth on Hill Island off Highway 401 at turnoff 661, about 15 km east of Gananaoque

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Municipality: Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands