Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls
Visit the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls USA & Canada.
The Rainbow Bridge is located between the cities of Niagara Falls Canada and Niagara Falls USA.
Crossing the bridge costs $4.00 in US funds or $5.50 Canadian funds and is collected when departing the USA. Cash or Credit Cards are accepted.
Pedestrians may cross for $1.00 US or Canadian funds and is collected when leaving Canada.
Open every day of the year 24/7.
The Rainbow Bridge is the gateway between the cities of Niagara Falls. You can cross the bridge by auto, on foot or bicycle 24/7 every day of the year. Restrictions apply and you can read all about current border crossing information here. It’s a great location for viewing Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. We receive many inquiries asking if you can walk out on the Rainbow Bridge to view Niagara Falls.
The short answer is “yes” if you have your passport. If you are entering the bridge from the USA you should have no problem. If you are entering from Canada that is a completely different situation due to fact that you must be vaccinated and pre-registered using the ArriveCan app.
Construction of the Rainbow Bridge started in May of 1940 and opened November 1st 1941. The deck of this bridge is 202 feet (61.5m) above the water and 950 feet (289.5m) in length. The water current under this bridge averages 26-30 miles per hour. The water depth is in excess of 175 feet (53m). In one minute it is estimated that six billion (6,000,000,000) pounds of water cross under the Rainbow Bridge. The bridges abutments are 50 feet (15m) above the water to avoid damage from ice in the river which incidentally destroyed the previous Honeymoon Bridge in January of 1938.
This time lapse video was taken on the Rainbow Bridge and displays the American & Canadian Falls at sunset.