This bridge is not the oldest heritage bridge with a 1952-1953 construction date, however it remains a locally uncommon example of its type and it still retains the eye-catching beauty and design details of earlier metal truss bridges. Unlike a modern bridge which would not even look like a bridge and rather have the appearance of a slab of concrete crossing the water, this bridge's impressive trusses catch the eye and provide a distinctive gateway into or out of downtown Elora. Elora has enhanced the bridge's landmark/gateway image and aesthetics by hanging flower baskets from the truss panels... something that would be far more difficult to do on a modern bridge which would have no trusses. This bridge retains paint on it and appears to be in good condition overall.
Note that a short distance west of this bridge there are stone piers visible. These piers once held an extremely rare multi-span pony truss, however this bridge was demolished.
Despite this bridge's location as a dramatic gateway heritage bridge, it has been demolished.
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This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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