Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Toronto's Bridges: Pottery Road Bridge

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the farming communities north of Lake Ontario needed to cross the Lower Don River and many bridges were built.

The Pottery Road Bridge is a reinforced concrete horseshoe arch that was built in 1928. A parallel girder bridge was built in 1977 to carry northbound traffic. The original bridge was renovated in 1988.

This is a through arch, but with the deck supported by reinforced concrete hangers instead of with steel cables.  
More information on bridges crossing the Lower Don River can be obtained at: http://www.lostrivers.ca/points/ravinesbridges.htm
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