Road trip Time lapse:
This video is the complete Road trip from Ottawa Ontario, Canada to Schenectady, New York, USA, including Crossing Canada /USA border at Alexandria Bay (Thousand Islands Bridge).
The actual trip is 5 plus hours. The timelapse video lasts 20 minutes.
Start from the corner of Elgin St. and Laurier Ave. W,
Get on Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-417 W
Drive from ON-416 S, ON-401 W,
Take exit 661 for ON-137 toward Hill Island/Ontario
Continue onto ON-137 S
Entering the United States of America (New York)
-81 S and I-90 E to Schenectady, New York, United States.
Take the exit toward GE Plant from I-890 E
Ottawa (/ˈɒtəwə/ (About this soundlisten), /ˈɒtəwɑː/; French pronunciation: [ɔtawa]) is the capital city of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec; the two form the core of the Ottawa–Gatineau census metropolitan area (CMA) and the National Capital Region (NCR). As of 2016, Ottawa had a city population of 934,243 and a metropolitan population of 1,323,783 making it the fourth-largest city and the fifth-largest CMA in Canada. In June 2019, the City of Ottawa estimated it had surpassed a population of 1 million.
The Thousand Islands International Bridge (French: Pont des Mille-îles) is an American-maintained international bridge system over the Saint Lawrence River connecting northern New York in the United States with southeastern Ontario in Canada. Constructed in 1937, with additions in 1959, the bridges span the Canada–US border in the middle of the Thousand Islands region. All bridges in the system carry two lanes of traffic, one in each direction, with pedestrian sidewalks.
Thousand Islands International Bridge system is a series of five bridges that span parts of the St. Lawrence River, ultimately connecting both banks. From south to north:
American mainland to Wellesley Island (main span)
Wellesley Island to Hill Island (international crossing)
Hill Island to Constance Island
Constance Island to Georgina Island
Georgina Island to Canadian mainland
The southern end of the bridge connects with Interstate 81 and the northern end of the bridge connects to Highway 401 via Highway 137. There is also an interchange with the Thousand Islands Parkway on the Ontario side.
The actual international border bridge crossing is a set of two parallel 90 ft (27 m) long bridges between Wellesley Island in the United States and Hill Island in Canada.
The Thousand Islands Border Crossing connects the towns of Alexandria Bay, New York and Ivy Lea, Ontario at the Thousand Islands Bridge.
The crossing is the westernmost of the three on the St. Lawrence River and is very busy, with up to two hours of waits during the summer. The US border station of Alexandria Bay has sometimes been called “Thousand Islands”, and the Canada border station of Lansdowne has sometimes been called “Gananoque”, named for the nearby town where international ferry service has historically (and continues to be) provided. These border stations are also responsible for inspecting vessel traffic between the two countries. The US has seasonal vessel inspection stations on Heart Island and at Cape Vincent, NY, and Canada has seasonal vessel inspection stations at Rockport, Ontario and Gananoque, Ontario, and both Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will travel to selected ports and marinas to conduct inspections upon request.
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