17, Bridge Street East, Thorold, Niagara Region, Golden Horseshoe, Ontario, L3B 5N6, Canada

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am May 31, 2022

August 25, 1974 brought even more change to Port Robinson, when the Steelton freighter hit the Port Robinson bridge, ripping the steel girders and shredding the bridge into pieces– forever fracturing the tiny community. The main artery connecting the east and west sides of Port Robinson was gone, replaced a few years later by a small pontoon  ferry boat, now affectionately known as Bridge-It; which shuttles residents, cyclists, hikers and visitors across the Welland Canal six months out the year. The ferry (in some form) has been in operation since 1976.