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
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
Carries Pedestrians
Crosses Lake Shore Boulevard
Locale Toronto
Maintained by Toronto Transportation Services
Characteristics
Design Bailey Bridge
Material Steel
Total length 27.4 metres (90 ft)
History
Constructed by Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario

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. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 

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