This bridge is a very unusual structure. It has the appearance from a distance of a concrete arch bridge. However anyone walking under the bridge on the riverside trail can instantly see that this is actually a riveted deck plate girder with arched (variable depth) plate girders. The outside faces of the girders have been encased in concrete. Concrete encased plate girders appear to be extremely rare in Ontario. Arched deck plate girder highway bridges are also uncommon. The center span of this bridge is also of particular interest because it reveals that this bridge is actually a rare cantilevered deck plate girder. Two thin stepped gaps are visible in the center girder. These gaps indicate that the center span has within it a suspended span that rests on two cantilever arms. The end spans of the bridge therefore appear to function as the anchor arms for this bridge.
This deck of this bridge has been extensively redone and it is configured as an unusual mixed use bicycle and vehicular bridge, with bicycle lanes integrated into the vehicular lanes. Motor vehicles are not allowed to pass bicycles on the bridge. The original railings of the bridge have been replaced. The bridge has handsome stone abutments.
Original / Full Size Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Mobile Optimized Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
View Bridge Location In:
© Copyright 2003-2021, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.