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    2013 a big year for Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, Lewiston-Queenston Bridge

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    From the Lockport Journal:

    The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission will celebrate two milestones this year, the 75th anniversary of its founding and the 50th year of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

    Built in 1962, the Lewiston-Queenston spans 370 feet above the Niagara River and measures 1,600 feet in length. It connects the 1-190 (Niagara Expressway) on the U.S. side with Highway 405 in Ontario. In the overall scheme, it is a vital link between the State Thruway and the Queen Elizabeth Way. To this day, it has the fifth highest volume of commercial traffic between the U.S. and Canada.

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    Niagara Falls Bridge Commission celebrates pair of big anniversaries

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    It’s a big year for the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission — the entity is celebrating its 75th year of operation as well as the 50th anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

    To celebrate the two milestones, a series of commemorative activities are planned for later this year.

    Rare Film Of 1938 Niagara Falls Bridge Collapse

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

    Jim Grimaldi, a West Seneca, NY based filmmaker and television producer, also operates a business where he’ll take your old home movies and convert them to a modern format.

    Recently, the family of a long ago local dentist named Harold Sipple approached him with a box of 8mm films, some of which dated back to the 1930’s.

    “With that amount of footage I kind of guessed there would be something in there that was kind of historical or maybe even newsworthy,” Grimaldi told WGRZ-TV.

    And indeed, between various and sundry images of Sipple family picnics and beach outings, he found it — in the form of a 32-second clip of the aftermath of the January, 1938 collapse of the Honeymoon Bridge in Niagara Falls.

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