International Avenue Border Crossing

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International Avenue Border Crossing
Calais International Ave border station 2009.jpg
US Border Station at International Avenue, Calais, ME
Location
CountryUnited States; Canada
Location
  • US Port: 180 International Avenue, Calais, ME 04619
  • Canadian Port: 20 St. Stephen Drive, St. Stephen NB E3L 0B5
Coordinates45°09′40″N 67°18′09″W / 45.161032°N 67.3026°W / 45.161032; -67.3026Coordinates: 45°09′40″N 67°18′09″W / 45.161032°N 67.3026°W / 45.161032; -67.3026
Details
Opened2009
US Phone(207) 904-3000
HoursOpen 24 hours
Website
http://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/calais

The International Avenue Border Crossing connects the towns of Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick via the International Avenue Bridge on the Canada–US border. The crossing opened on November 16, 2009, and was the first new border crossing to open on the Canada–US border in 42 years. [1] The opening of the crossing marked the first time since 1961 (when the Union Bridge was closed) that there have been three bridges connecting Calais with St. Stephen. Currently, all commercial vehicles crossing between these towns must use this crossing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Border Crossing Facility to Open Monday in Calais". Maine Dept. of Transportation. November 13, 2009. Retrieved 2014-08-23.