List of bridges in Toronto

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The Prince Edward Viaduct, a popular bridge in Toronto

This is a list of bridges in the city of Toronto, Canada.

Roadway bridges[edit]

Ravine and river bridges[edit]

List of bridges over rivers, creeks and valleys:

Don River[edit]

Bridges over the Don River ravine, listed from south to north

Eastern Avenue (old King Street) Bridge
Gerrard Street over DVP
  • Plate girder railway bridge
  • Prince Edward Viaduct carrying Bloor Street and the Bloor–Danforth line
    • Rosedale Valley Bridge - built 1917 by Dominion Bridge Company and designed by Thomas Taylor [1]
  • Bloor Bayview Ramp for Don Valley Parkway access c. 1960
  • Half Mile Railway Bridge c. 1928
  • Pottery Road pre-1950
  • Railway bridge
  • Beechwood Drive bridge, part of Don Valley bicycle trail
  • Railway Bridge
  • Leaside Bridge

East Don River[edit]

  • Don Mills Road
  • Bridge providing road access to E.T. Seton Park
  • Don Valley Parkway
  • Railway bridge
  • Bridge in Flemingdon Park Golf Club (south)
  • Bridge in Flemingdon Park Golf Club (north)
  • Eglinton Avenue bridge
  • Railway bridge, north-south line - 3 crossings
  • Railway bridge, east-west line
  • Lawrence Avenue - replaced smaller concrete arch bridge, formerly Bayview Avenue Bridge
  • Don Valley Parkway
  • Donalda Golf and Country Club - 11 bridges
  • York Mills Road bridge
  • Don Mills Road bridge
  • Duncan Mill Road bridge
  • Pedestrian bridge
  • Hogg's Hollow Bridge, MacDonald-Cartier Freeway (401)
  • Sheppard Avenue & Leslie Street Intersection
  • Railway bridge
  • Finch Avenue East just west of Leslie Street
  • Cummer Avenue bridge
  • Steeles Avenue East just west of Bayview Avenue
  • Steeles Avenue East just east of Leslie Street

Taylor Massey Creek[edit]

Taylor Massey Creek is a tributary of the East Don River.

  • Don Valley Parkway bridge
  • O'Connor Drive Woodbine Bridge - c. 1931 large concrete arch bridge
  • Dawes Road bridge
  • Victoria Park Avenue bridge
  • Pharmacy Avenue bridge

West Don River[edit]

  • Overlea Blvd bridge
  • Railway bridge
  • Eglinton Avenue East bridge
  • Bayview Avenue north of Lawrence Avenue East
Bayview Avenue over West Don
Sheppard Avenue West over West Don near Bathurst Street
  • 401 bridges west of Weston Road carries west and east bound traffic

Humber River[edit]

  • Finch Avenue and Islington Avenue - twin intersecting bridges Humber River
  • Rowntree Mill Road Bridge - former road bridge for Rowntree Mill Road Over Humber River, now pedestrian traffic only
  • Highway 27
  • Martin Grove Road
  • Kipling Avenue
  • Albion Road - concrete box girder bridge for vehicular traffic c. 1970s to replace the previous bridge that later became a pedestrian crossing
  • Musson's or Flindon Road bridge - c. 1910 Warren truss bridge located near the current Albion Road bridge and demolished 1960;[2] it replaced an earlier bridge built in late 1830s to carry the Weston Plank Road.[3]
  • The Queensway
  • Steeles Avenue West over the Humber River (west of Islington Avenue)
  • Scarlett Road
  • St Phillip's Road
  • Guelph Radial Line Bridge - c. 1917 and bridge removed after 1931; footing reused for current pedestrian bridge[4]
  • Lambton/Dundas Street Bridge c. 1929 [5]
  • Lambton Mills Bridge - c. 1907 and demolished 1955; only abutments remain[6]
  • Old Mill Bridge spanning Humber River, connecting Old Mill Rd. and Catherine St. c. 1916[7]
  • Bloor Humber Bridge - c. 1924, metal hinged solid ribbed spandrel braced deck arch bridge has been rehabilitated in 1980 and 2010[8]

Other[edit]

Avenue of the Islands bridge on Toronto Islands
  • Avenue of the Islands bridge - on Toronto Islands
  • Cherry Street Bridge over the Keating Shipping Channel
  • Kingston Road over the Rouge River
  • Mount Pleasant Road north of Blythwood Road over Blythwood Ravine Park
  • Markham Road between Lawrence Avenue East and Eglinton Avenue East (West Highland Creek, part of the Highland Creek watershed)
  • Bathurst Street over Cedarvale Park (Castle Frank Brook)
  • Rouge River Bridge carrying Highway 401 over the Rouge River
  • Bridge carrying Tywn Rivers Drive over the Rouge River
  • Bridge carrying Kirkham Road over the Rouge River - closed
  • Bridges (2) carrying Meadowvale Road over the Rouge River
  • Bridge carrying Steeles Avenue over the Rouge River
  • Railway bridge and pedestrian bridge over the mouth of the Rouge River
  • Sewells Road Suspense Bridge carries single lane of traffic over Rouge River
  • Shoreham Drive over Black Creek
  • Overpasses on Jane Street over Black Creek - north of Wilson Avenue and south of Highway 401
  • Overpass over Black Creek at Humber Boulevard and Weston Road
  • Bridge over Black Creek at Alliance Avenue and Hilldale Road
  • Bridge over Black Creek on Rockcliffe Boulevard
  • Unwin Avenue Bridge crosses small turning basin in Toronto Outer Harbour
  • Vale of Avoca Bridge over Yellow Creek, also known as St. Clair Viaduct

Other roadway bridges[edit]

Roadway overpasses[edit]

List of bridges or overpasses over other roadways:

Railway overpasses[edit]

List of bridges over railway lines (to avoid need for at grade level crossings):

  • Highway 27 (Ontario) south of Steeles Avenue West over CN tracks
  • Markham Road north of Sheppard Avenue East over CP tracks connecting to CP Agincourt Marshalling Yard
  • Eglinton Avenue East between Midland Avenue and Kennedy Road over CN and TTC RT tracks
  • Lawrence Avenue East between Midland Avenue and Kennedy Road over CN and TTC RT tracks
  • Ellesmere Road between Midland Avenue and Kennedy Road over CN and TTC RT tracks
  • Dowling Avenue Bridge carries CN freight and GO Transit commuter trains near Dowling Avenue
  • Dunn Avenue Bridge carries CN freight and GO Transit commuter trains near Dunn Avenue
  • Spadina Avenue over tracks north of Gardiner Expressway - replaced an earlier plate girder bridge that was replaced when the Spadina LRT route was rebuilt in the 1990s. Below are tracks for VIA, GO Transit commuter and Union Pearson Express trains
Spadina bridge in 1927
  • Dufferin Street Truss Bridge a double span over the Gardiner Expressway (c.1958) and over the rail corridor (steel arch bridge c.1911-12); latter to be demolished for new structure after 2016.[9][10] Below are tracks for VIA, GO Transit commuter and Union Pearson Express trains
  • Yonge Street Railway Overpass near St. Clair Avenue
  • Victoria Park Ave north of Lawrence Avenue East over Canadian Pacific tracks
  • Pharmacy Avenue between Lawrence Avenue East and Ellesmere Road over Canadian Pacific tracks
  • Birchmount Road just south of 401 CP tracks

Pedestrian bridges[edit]

See also[11]

  • Amsterdam Bridge - spans over Simcoe Street Slip from York Quay to Rees Street Slip
  • Farr Avenue bridge over Finch Avenue West east of Kipling Avenue (connects broken sections of Farr Avenue)
  • Finch Avenue East - Pedestrian Warren truss bridge over Finch Avenue East west of Leslie Street to provide access to GO Old Cummer station
  • Flindon Road bridge over Humber - The bridge was formerly the old routing of Albion Road and two earlier bridges and replaced in 1990s when the new Albion overpass was widened[12]
  • Chorley Park Bridge - built 1911 for Chorley Park (old Government House) and now path in a city park[13]
  • Glen Cedar Road Bridge - c. 1989 is a replica of the 1912 bridge built by Sir Henry Pellatt to span over Cedarvale Ravine and Belt Line railway[14] and now over Rosedale Valley Road
  • Glen Manor Drive Bridge - Warren truss bridge connecting Pine Glen Road and Williamson Road over Glen Stewart Ravine in the Beaches neighbourhood)
  • Heath Street East - spans over Mud Creek Ravine (Moore Park) connecting the broken section of Health Street between Brendan Road and Hudson Drive
  • Humber Bay Arch Bridge - c.1996 span over mouth of Humber River flowing out to Lake Ontario and carries pedestrian and bike traffic[15]
  • Innes Avenue (over CN railway line to Prescott Ave)
  • Lake Shore Boulevard Bailey Bridge - crossing over Lake Shore Boulevard West from Exhibition Place to Ontario Place
  • MacLennan Avenue pedestrian bridge ("The Ramp", over railway tracks and Carstowe Road)
  • Mimico Creek Bridge (Santiago Calatrava) - similar to the Amsterdam cable footbridge
  • Old Finch Avenue Bailey Bridge - crosses over Rouge River
  • Pape Avenue - Pedestrian bridge over CN/GO Rail corridor - Pape Avenue north of Gerrard Street East is broken by railway tracks
  • Puente de Luz (Bridge of Light) from CityPlace, Toronto over railway below to Front Street West
  • Riverdale Park - pedestrian bridge connecting east and west sides of Riverdale Park
  • Shoreham Drive - Pedestrian bridge over Shoreham Drive east of Jane Street to access Shoreham Public Sports and Wellness Academy on the south side of Shoreham Drive
  • SkyWalk - connecting Union Station to the CN Tower
  • Sunnyside bridge - from Roncesvalles Avenue to Lake Ontario shoreline
  • Wallace Avenue Footbridge - c. 1907 is a series of Warren truss sections on trestle like support structure spanning over railway tracks below; staircases sections on both ends have been replaced
  • Woodsworth Road -Pedestrian bridge over CN tracks south of the Highway 401 from path leading from Woodsworth Road (Woodsworth Parkette) to GO Oriole station on the south side of eastbound 401 collectors

Railway bridges[edit]

A railway bridge spanning Don River (west branch) and E.T. Seton Park, south of Eglinton Avenue East
  • railway tracks over Bloor St W, east of Dundas St W.[16]
  • railway tracks over Bloor St W, east of Symington
  • Transit train traffic* railway tracks over Wickett Creek south of Eglinton Avenue East and Leslie Street
  • railway tracks over Wickett Creek east of Leslie Street on Eglinton Avenue East
  • railway tracks over Baview Avenue at Don Valley Brick Works
  • railway tracks over Rouge River at Lake Ontario
  • railway tracks over Sheppard Avenue East between Brimley Road and Midland Avenue
  • railway tracks over Rouge River at Morningside Heights
  • railway tracks over Rouge River near Meadowvale Road and Plug Hat Road
  • railway tracks over Humber River at Lambton Park
  • railway tracks over Humber River between The Queensway and Gardiner Expressway
  • railway tracks over Humber River at Old Mills Inn
  • Weston CNR Bridge - c. 1856 box girder bridge for Grand Trunk Railway over Humber River at Weston Golf and Country Club[17]
  • railway tracks over Don Mills Road south of Barber Green Road
  • steel box girder bridge carries CN freight and GO Transit commuter trains over Leslie Street south of Highway 401
  • concrete bridge carries CN and GO Transit railway tracks over Finch Avenue East west of Leslie Street
  • Lambton Credit Valley Railway/CPR Bridge - c. 1874 steel plate girder bridge over Humber River[18]
  • Indian Line CNR Bridge - c.1959-1965 and spans over Humber River[19]
  • 2 bridges - steel plate bridge over Eglinton Avenue East at Leslie Street and a long steel trestle over Don River and E.T. Seton Park south of Eglinton Avenue East and just east of Leslie Street ending just north of Wicksteed Avenue
  • 2 bridges at intersection of Warden Avenue and Ellesmere Road CP rail tracks heading to Agincourt Yards
  • 2 bridges St Clair Avenue East and Midland Avenue CN and GO tracks site of infamous GO train and TTC bus accident
  • CN tracks over Black Creek Drive north of Weston Road
  • CN tracks over Queen Street West between Gladstone Avenue and Dufferin Street
  • Lakeshore CNR Bridge/Western Railway Bridge abutments c 1911 and 1890[20]
  • railway tracks over King Street Bridge c. 1888
  • railway tracks over Keele Street Bridge c. 1891
  • railway tracks over Lansdowne Avenue Bridge c. 1907
  • Old Mill TTC Subway Bridge - c. 1968 concrete bridge carries Bloor subway line over Humber and located just south of Bloor Humber Bridge[21]

Other bridges over waterways[edit]

Numerous bridges on the Toronto Islands including:

  • Algonquin Island bridge - c. 1938 trestle bridge[22] made of timber used for pedestrian traffic and plans for the current bridge to be replaced with a replica[23]
  • Centre Island Bridge (on Avenue of the Islands) metal brace spandrel arch pedestrian bridge built before 1896 and altered since;[24] used by parks service vehicles with weight limitation
  • Olympic Island Bridge (2) - concrete spandrel deck arch pedestrian bridge built sometime before 1910[25]
  • Chippewa Avenue Bridge -built around 1911 for Royal Canadian Yacht Club[26]
  • Unwin Avenue Bridge - single land bailey bridge (new replacing original) located in the Portlands area for vehicular traffic over outlet/slip for the former Hearn Generating Station out into Toronto Outer Harbour and now twinned with new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists (replacing small walkway built next to bailey bridge).[27]

Buried bridges[edit]

Lost bridges[edit]

  • Lawrence Avenue Bridge - concrete bridge replaced by overpass over DVP; bridge removed with east and west abutments are still present
  • Avenue Road Bridge - connecting Avenue Road to Yonge Street bridge replaced by Hogg's Hollow Bridge
  • Yonge Street Bridge - steel truss bridge south of Hogg's Hollow (York Mills Road) carried Yonge Street traffic over West branch of the Don River and (North Yonge Railways ran on single track on the outer west side of bridge until 1948) until 1954 when it washed out during Hurricane Hazel. A temporary bailey bridge was built after November 1954 and now replaced by current overpass after May 1955.[28]
  • Raymore Park footbridge over Humber washed out by Hurricane Hazel and replaced by new bridge in 1995; old bridge abutments are still present.[29]
  • Dowling Avenue Bridge and Dunn Avenue Bridge - 2 plate girder bridges built in 1911[30] crossed over railway tracks north of the Gardiner Expressway] torn down in 2016 and being replaced with new structures (temporary pedestrian only bridges to built in the summer of 2016).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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