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Don River Bridge

Ontario : Toronto
Location #12130
Public

Location Owner:Pathfinder416
Creation Date: 5/26/2015
Last Updated: 4/7/2019



Description
I had traveled past this particular bridge many times, and finally was able to spend some time exploring it. I was intrigued to find that the artist collective group known as "General Idea" had used the bridge as a site for an installation a few years back. If anyone has any further information regarding the history of this structure, feel free to share it.

The bridge was built on the Don River in 1933 to replace an older wooden bridge which had been damaged by ice in the early 1900's. The original cost was $70,864.07. It was closed off in 1964 after the construction of the Don Valley Parkway, whereby it was considered obsolete. It was disconnected from the road network, and fenced off to prevent pedestrians from accessing it and/or the CN Rail line. The City of Toronto considered demolishing the bridge, but found that it was more inexpensive to maintain it and still continues to inspect it to this day.







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Don Apr 2019
Don River Bridge
Created on:4/8/2019
Created by: kitschklock
5 photos
Bored
Don River Bridge
Created on:6/11/2018
Created by: Fleet
3 photos
April 2017
Don River Bridge
Created on:4/20/2017
Created by: msparks
12 photos
March 2017
Don River Bridge
Created on:3/18/2017
Created by: CHATHAMKENTEXPLORER
4 photos
Don River Bridge
Don River Bridge
Created on:5/26/2015
Created by: Pathfinder416
11 photos


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Status: Abandoned
Category: Bridge/Locks



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    On 4/8/2019 1:33:58 AM user kitschklock uploaded photos : P4032176.JPG / P4032178.JPG / P4032180.JPG / P4032184.JPG / P4032185.JPG / to SID: 472019223018
    On 4/8/2019 1:30:52 AM user kitschklock created gallery : Don Apr 2019
    On 6/11/2018 11:46:49 AM user Fleet uploaded photos : DSC_0254.jpg / DSC_0261.jpg / DSC_0265.jpg / to SID: 611201884330
    On 6/11/2018 11:43:39 AM user Fleet created gallery : Bored
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    On 4/20/2017 1:31:44 PM user msparks created gallery : April 2017
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    On 3/18/2017 10:35:53 PM user CHATHAMKENTEXPLORER created gallery : March 2017
    On 5/26/2015 1:41:25 PM user Pathfinder416 uploaded photos : 035.JPG / 013.JPG / 024.JPG / 019.JPG / to SID: 5262015102359
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    On 5/26/2015 1:24:08 PM user Pathfinder416 created gallery : Don River Bridge
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