Peter D. A. Warwick reports that the bridge was built in 1904-1905 when the Canadian Niagara Power Company was built, whose fore-bay the bridge crosses. At the time of construction it held a roadway and a double track trolley line. There's a photograph of the roadway on it being worked on on Page 17 of Peter Watson's The Great Gorge Route. The Niagara Parks Commission was reconstructing the road through the area in the early 1920s.
This bridge is a concrete arch bridge that has been faced in stone so that it looks like an attractive stone arch bridge. The Niagara Parkway, serves as the scenic route along the Niagara River that passes by the famous Niagara Falls not far from this bridge. Given the sightseeing nature of the parkway, it is unsurprising that aesthetics played a role in the design of this and other old bridges on the parkway. Immediately east of this bridge is a utility bridge related to controlling the water gate that is also faced in stone. Also, immediately north of this bridge on the Niagara Parkway is a small culvert of similar design.
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