The Saint Leonard–Van Buren Bridge is an international bridge, which connects the communities of St. Leonard, New Brunswick in Canada and Van Buren, Maine in the United States, across the Saint John River.
Saint Leonard–Van Buren Bridge
|Coordinates||47°09′35″N 67°55′51″W / 47.1597°N 67.9309°W|
|Crosses||St. John River|
|Designer||Elmer E. Greenwood|
Transport Canada estimated the bridge's traffic at 272,425 vehicles annually in 2006.
The Van Buren - St. Leonard Border Crossing is located at the Saint Leonard – Van Buren Bridge on the Canada–United States border. During the 19th century, hand-pulled ferry service connected these two cities. In 2008, a flood of the Saint John River severely damaged the Van Buren border station.
The bridge was first constructed in 1911, replacing a cable ferry, and opened in 1912. It was designed and construction overseen by Elmer E. Greenwood, who was the principal bridge designer for the state of Maine from the period 1904–1916. The current structure replaced the original bridge in 1972.
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- Transport Canada
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- Flood of April and May 2008 in Northern Maine
Coordinates: 47°09′34.92″N 67°55′51.24″W / 47.1597000°N 67.9309000°W