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Woodbine Bridge

O'Connor Drive Bridge

Woodbine Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: June 20, 2013 and April 12, 2015

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
O'Connor Drive Over Taylor-Massey Creek
Location
Toronto: Toronto City, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Concrete Open Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1931 By Builder/Contractor: R. H. McGregor Construction Company and Engineer/Design: Margison and Babcock

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2013
Main Span Length
172 Feet (52.43 Meters)
Structure Length
810 Feet (246.89 Meters)
Roadway Width
46 Feet (14.02 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

It is amazing how little attention this large, beautiful, and historically significant bridge seems to get. Perhaps it is because it crosses a small creek and people do not expect that such a large bridge crosses the substantially larger valley through which the creek flows. Perhaps it is because the trees that line the valley make viewing and photographing this bridge difficult. However, the fact remains that this is one of the most historically significant concrete arch bridges in Ontario. It is noted for its arch's span size. It has a single, large arch main span and a series of t-beam approach spans. It is also noted for its highly ornate design. The bridge has its original concrete balustrade railings with exposed aggregate composed of reddish rocks. The arch columns have an attractive shape to them. The t-beams and bracing between the arch ribs also have a simple, but attractive flared design at the ends. Finally, the bridge is noted for its lack of alteration. It retains original railings, arch rib, columns, t-beams, and even most of the concrete deck base looks original. The bridge was repaired in 2013. Hopefully this is evidence of a preservation commitment for this noteworthy bridge.

This bridge reportedly was built for a cost of $275,000.

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Photo Galleries and Videos: Woodbine Bridge

 
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June 20, 2013 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery includes photos from on the bridge deck. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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June 20, 2013 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery includes photos from on the bridge deck. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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April 12, 2015 Bridge Photo-Documentation
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A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery has less obstructed view of the arch, since the leaves are off the trees. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
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April 12, 2015 Bridge Photo-Documentation
Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery has less obstructed view of the arch, since the leaves are off the trees. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

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