N-0000.193.297.2 | Lewiston and the Queenston suspension bridge, Queenston, ON, about 1860

 
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Lewiston and the Queenston suspension bridge, Queenston, ON, about 1860
William Notman (1826-1891)
about 1860, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on card - Albumen process
7.3 x 7 cm
Gift of Mr. James Geoffrey Notman
N-0000.193.297.2
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , bridge (558) , Photograph (77678)
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With a span of nearly 320 metres, the Lewiston and Queenston Suspension Bridge was the longest in the world in 1860, the year in which it was built. The construction of the bridge was carried out under the supervision of E. W. Serell. Located some 11 kilometres from Niagara Falls, the bridge crossed the Niagara River and connected Lewiston on the Canadian side with Queenston on the American side. Its weight-bearing capacity was set at 380 kilograms.