Blackfriars Street Bridge, London

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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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  • This is one of the oldest steel construction bridges in Ontario. It has been the subject of very heated debates of whether to replace or repair. As of Nov 2017 it has been dismantled for repairs. It w...  more »
  • 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 »

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