It is officially called the Burlington Bay James N Allen Skyway, but you will be hard pressed to find anyone who has ever used that name. My guess is you would be hard pressed to even find anyone who knows who James N Allen is (which is a sad commentary on our knowledge of local politics.) As a 90th birthday present, after the bridge was twinned with a second span, it was officially renamed in honour of the former chair of the Niagara Parks Commission and Minister of Highways. (and, yes, I had to look that up, thank you wikipedia...)
The steel truss bridge was built in 1958 and was a toll road until 1973. By 1988, a second span (without the arch) was added to bring the number of lanes to eight. The arched bridge on the lake side carries the Toronto bound traffic and the second span on the bay side is the Niagara bound lanes.
ships, such as this one below, make their way down the St Lawrence River to Lake Ontario and under the Skyway (above) to the Port of Hamilton in Burlington Bay.
A year ago there was some scaffolding as repairs were begun. There is still some scaffolding, but nothing as serious as this!