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Governor's Bridge

Governor's Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: April 12, 2015

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Governors Road Over Mud Creek
Location
Toronto: Toronto City, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1923 By Builder/Contractor: Goldie Construction and Engineer/Design: F. G. Engholm
Rehabilitation Date
2000
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Like many of Toronto's bridges, this one crosses a creek and its ravine, which is thickly wooded making the bridge nearly impossible to photograph, even when leaves are off the trees.

This bridge is an unusual example of a closed spandrel arch bridge, due to its long span length. Large concrete arch bridges of this size and span length more typically were open spandrel arch bridges. Additionally, the width of the arch itself is quite narrow, while the deck cantilevers far beyond the arch, giving the bridge unusual proportions and appearance. The arch itself is unornamented. The railings on the bridge are not original, and the cantilevered deck also appears to be non-original, and may be wider than the original bridge. The arch itself appears to be unaltered, and retains its original design and appearance.

Above: A historical photo showing the previous bridge at this location. Source: virtualreferencelibrary.ca

Above: A photo showing the existing bridge under construction. Source: virtualreferencelibrary.ca

Above: A 1954 photo showing the original railing on the bridge. Source: virtualreferencelibrary.ca

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