The Seaway Bridge border crossing is an international bridge that connects Rooseveltown, New York; Cornwall, Ontario; and the Akwesasne settlement on Cornwall Island. The Seaway International Bridge, which was previously called the Cornwall-Massena International Bridge, is now called the Three Nations Crossing in honor of the Akwesasne Mohawks, a third nation of First Nation people.
The Three Nations Bridge is one of the busiest land ports between New York and Canada. More than 120,000 commercial vehicles and 2,300,000 passenger vehicles use this bridge every year.
The Seaway International Bridge is actually made up of two bridges – the North Channel Bridge and the South Channel Bridge. The North Channel Bridge links the city of Cornwall, Ontario to Cornwall Island while the South Channel Bridge connects the US to the Canadian island. It should be noted that the Canadians customs facility is currently located in the city of Cornwall which means travelers who wish to visit Cornwall island will need to go all the way to the other end of the North Channel Bridge to report for inspection before heading back to the island. Omitting to do this can lead to a $1,000 fine.
Similar to some of the international bridges in New York, the Seaway International Bridge charges a toll. Current rates can be found here. Payments can be made through cash or a Seaway Transit/Corporate Card. Travelers who use the cards will be able to avail of a discount on the toll rate.
Hours of Operations & Wait Times
|Vehicle Type||Canada -> USA||USA -> Canada|
|Personal vehicles||Lanes open: 3Status: no delay - 0mNexus: N/AReady Lanes: N/A||no delay|
|Commercial vehicles||Lanes open: 1Status: no delay - 0mFAST LaneN/A||no delay|
The Seaway Bridge border crossing is open 24/7 in both directions. Ready Lanes, NEXUS, and FAST are not available on this bridge. Travelers who want to get current updates on border wait times can visit the CBP and CBSA websites. You can also track any changes in wait times at this port by getting the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes or the CanBorder app.
Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions
More than 6,000 vehicles use the Seaway Bridge border crossing each day. Traffic may get heavy during peak hours. Travelers can check the bridge cameras here to see the current state of traffic on the bridge. They can also use New York’s 511 Traveler Information System for updates on roadway conditions and incidents, weather, and travel speed of the various highways in the state. Updates are provided to the public via a telephone service (511 or 888-465-1169) as well as through the 511NY app (iTunes, Google Play) and the 511NY website.
Visitors to Ontario can also get similar updates through the province’s Traveller Information Services program. The road conditions reports are available by calling 511 (or 1-866-929-4257 for calls outside the province), following the Twitter account @511Ontario, and checking the MTO Ontario 511 website.
Contact & Directions for Your Trip
Travelers who want to learn more about crossing the border at the Seaway International Bridge can call the numbers listed below to get in touch with the customs officials at this location. Those who plan on taking this route to enter the US or Canada can use the map and directions below as a guide.
Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map
Address & Phone Numbers
- U.S.: 30M Seaway International Bridge, Rooseveltown, NY 13683
- US Customs: (315) 769-3091
- Canada: 755 Brookdale Avenue, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 5C6
- Canadian Customs: (613) 932-5875
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Things to Know About the Seaway Bridge Border Crossing:
- The Seaway International Bridge Corporation is located at 200 Akwesasne International Road, Akwesasne, Ontario K6H 5R7. Travelers can get in touch with the SIBC by calling 613-932-6601.
- There are 3 bilingual lanes available at the Seaway Bridge border crossing heading to Canada.
- Cyclists and pedestrians are welcome to cross the Seaway International Bridge at no cost.
- A Duty Free Americas store is located at 30 International Bridge Approach and is open daily from 8 am to 9 pm.
- Some nearby attractions include the Cornwall Community Museum, the Robert Moses State Park, and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.
Links of Interest
Recent News & Updates about Seaway Bridge Border Crossing
Cornwall Seaway News - 3 weeks ago
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The Maritime Executive - 4 weeks ago
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TCPalm - 4 days ago
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