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Thousand Islands Bridge

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43530 US Route 81, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-2306
+1 315-482-2501
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Over the bridge from Canada to the U.S.

This is a toll bridge that we took to and from Canada three times. One must go through customs to... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Pam F
Pawnee, Oklahoma
Great View

We went over the bridge to get to Uncle Sam's and what an amazing ride. You can see the thousand... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Linda W
Peterborough, Canada
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43530 US Route 81, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-2306
+1 315-482-2501
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

This is a toll bridge that we took to and from Canada three times. One must go through customs to go across, something that could take anywhere from a few minutes to hours. (Luckily, our longest wait was just over half an hour.) The bridge...More

Thank Pam F
Reviewed August 19, 2017

We went over the bridge to get to Uncle Sam's and what an amazing ride. You can see the thousand island and it was exciting to try and see everything from above. Wonderful experience.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This bridge is beautiful to look at from several angles: the american side, the canadian side, a boat on the river and the sky tower. It is also a great place to view the Thousand Islands by walking up on the bridge (easier than trying...More

Thank Catharine H
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Drove an RV over this monstrosity ...Thrilling and elating. So happy I did. On the other side we stopped so I could walk it and enjoy the view it allows. I'm afraid of heights and this was a great feat for me. Wish I had...More

Thank Sabena B
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

One of the first spans I crossed after getting my driver's license, the view from the bridge--if not driving or if walking, is spectacular. Even better when taking a boat tour underneath. It is one of the simpler pleasures of visiting the 1000 Islands.

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

It is worth travelling across this bridge to Hill island as you get a great view across thousand islands park. The bridge itself is has beautiful architecture. Reminds us of Brooklyn bridge in New York. Only costs less than 4 dollars for toll to cross...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

I am afraid of heights so I was not a happy camper driving this bridge. However there is a speed limit so if I can do it anyone can. The views for the passenger however are spectacular.

Thank Rakdanit
Reviewed July 29, 2017

This Bridge which connects Wellesley Island with the US Mainland is a 2 lane structure that opened the area to development when it was built. It is the gateway in the area to Canada and is a prominent landmark in the Thousand Islands area.

1  Thank Robert I
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Hubby & I really wanted to take a nice walk, but there aren't a lot of places to walk in Alex Bay. Someone suggested that the bridge was a great walk. It's a mile long and provides a spectacular view. It can be accessed easily...More

Thank mom2girls2016
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We visited the Thousand Islands area of New York and were able to view the bridge from two perspectives...one, riding on a tour boat under the bridge, and another, driving from Canada back into the United States. We were told on the tour boat that...More

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October 6, 2017|
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I don't think the bridge is worth a $70 cab ride.
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Robert I | Reviewed this property |
That should plenty of time. There really is not much to see on Wellesley Island. We did the 2 Nations Uncle Sam Boat Tour and got off at Boldt Castle. Depending upon your interest level in the history of the Castle, you will... More
August 22, 2015|
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Response from susanrJ6235NT | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park in the parking lot and walk across the bridge... pick a nice day and bring your camera!! :)