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Blackfriars Street Bridge, London

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Bridge Landmark
The Blackfriars Street Bridge in London, Ontario, Canada is a wrought iron, through, bowstring truss or tied arch bridge, placed across the North Thames River in 1875 and still carrying frequent pedestrian traffic. At 216 feet it is the longest working span of that kind in North America.
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  • Walked on this bridge and played around it when I was a kid. Only one car could get through at a time. Now they are refurbishing it and trying to conserve most.  more »
  • NOTE! the photo is London, England bridge, not London Canada. An old wooden-floor bridge that will have major work done in 2017-18  more »
  • Bridge has recently been renovated and is a cute little bridge but not a place your going to spend much time at unless your interested in the architecture of it. It is treasured in the community and f...  more »
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  • It's one of the major landmarks in London... if you can call it major. Not that it attracts tremendous tourists, it showcases quite a bit of history, and it's a nice place to take a picture at. While it's not in a special location, I happened to stumble upon it, and I found it beautiful. Go give it a visit - you don't have to pay anything, anyways.
  • Amazing historic bring on one of Londons longest foot trails... It's usage when built, would have been to allow much smaller cars along with horses with buggies and foot traffic to transverse this bridge. In both size and weight these vehicles and the such werenot as heavy as what is out on the roads these days. So it was therefore was decided in the past to not allow car traffic across this London landmark. The bridge does allow for foot traffic though. It is a great piece of work considering when it was built and how it still stands tall.
  • Our company was invited by the City of London to bid for the repair & preservation of this historical bridge.
  • Beautiful spot - nice connection to either side of the Thames parkway, nice walking bridge.
  • This bridge is pretty cool. I wish I could drive across it again but in the meantime is still a nice shortcut to downtown while on foot or bike

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