Lake Shore Boulevard Bailey Bridge

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Lake Shore Boulevard Bailey Bridge
A photograph of Lake Shore Boulevard Bailey Bridge
Lake Shore Boulevard Bailey Bridge
Carries Pedestrians
Crosses Lake Shore Boulevard
Locale Toronto
Design Bailey Bridge
Material Steel
Total length 27.4 metres (90 ft)
Constructed by Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario
Coordinates 43°37′49″N 79°25′24″W / 43.6303619°N 79.4233082°W / 43.6303619; -79.4233082Coordinates: 43°37′49″N 79°25′24″W / 43.6303619°N 79.4233082°W / 43.6303619; -79.4233082

Lake Shore Boulevard Bailey Bridge is a Bailey bridge in Toronto. It is the only remaining Bailey bridge within the pre-amalgamated City of Toronto.[1] It was erected in 1952 (some say 1947[2]) but dates back to World War II when it was manufactured for the British Army.[3] It is used as a pedestrian bridge to connect Exhibition Place to the waterfront south of Lake Shore Boulevard.[3]

This type of bridge was used to allow visitors to the Canadian National Exhibition to walk to waterfront activities in safety.[2]

It was erected by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario using steel supplied by the Dominion Bridge Company and was renovated during 1998.[3]

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  1. ^ "Inclusion on the City of Toronto Inventory of Heritage Properties - Lake Shore Boulevard West Bailey Bridge (Trinity-Niagara)". Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  2. ^ a b Mike Filey (1998). Discover and Explore Toronto's Waterfront. Dundurn Press. ISBN 1-55002-304-7. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  3. ^ a b c Krawczyk, Bob. "Lake Shore Boulevard West Baily Bridge". A database of buildings in Toronto, Canada. Toronto: TOBuilt. Retrieved 10 January 2010. [dead link]

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