Welland Canal Status was created by Tom Koole. Bridge status information is collected from the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway's informational website available here. This site is to provide a user friendly interface in collaboration with the mobile apps. The apps and website provide several pieces of useful data.
- Firstly the color of the bridge section indicates 1 of 3 states for the bridge, Available (green), Warning (amber), and Unavailable (Red). Available and Unavailable states are provided by the Seaway, while the warning state is displayed 15 minutes prior to the estimated arrival of the next boat.
- The time in the top right of the bridge section is the estimate for the next boat's arrival. This estimate is provided by the Seaway.
- Bridge closure notices are also provided separately for advanced notice of maintenance work causing delays or closures.