84 years old, and still keeping the peace.
A 3,700 feet span. 300,000 square feet of carbon steel. 84 years young.
You'll know the Peace Bridge when you see it. PPG has made sure of that.
PPG's Ameron high performance coatings were used to safeguard this historic structure that spans the Niagara River between Buffalo, New York and Fort Erie, Ontario. Specifically, the bridge's arch and girder spans are coated with Amercoat 68HS and PSX 700. The bridge was painted 10 years ago.
Based on the 2010 Annual Bridge Inspection Report, this historic crossing is standing the test of time. The Peace Bridge earned a full 55 points out of a possible 55, with no marks deducted.
The Executive Summary also noted that the bridge's major structural elements, such as the mass concrete piers, the arch ribs, truss members, main girders and floor beams are typically in good to very good condition.
The Peace Bridge was named to commemorate 100 years of peace between the United States and Canada. It is a key international border crossing. The plan, of course, is to keep it that way.