Thursday, May 15, 2014

Friday My Town Shoot Out - May 16 BRIDGES


I'm posting over here this week.
Theme - BRIDGES
Until we downsized and moved from the east end to the west end of Toronto I had only ever driven by this bridge. Now it is right outside our building.


The Humber Bay Arch Bridge (also known as the Humber River Arch Bridge, the Humber River Pedestrian Bridge, or theGateway Bridge) is a pedestrian and bicycle through arch bridge south of Lake Shore Boulevard West in Toronto, Canada. Completed in the mid-1990s, the bridge is part of the Martin Goodman Trail and is 139 metres (456 ft) in length, with a clear span of 100 metres (330 ft) over the mouth of the Humber River to protect the environmental integrity of the waterway.



The bridge connects the former municipalities of "Old Toronto" and Etobicoke (both now part of the amalgamated City of Toronto) along an ancient aboriginal trading route along the shore of Lake Ontario, and thus features design elements and decorations such as carved turtles and canoes that evoke this native heritage.





4 comments:

  1. You capture it beautifully. It's a lovely bridge, all right. I have driven past it, but never been close enough on foot to get over there.

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    1. In the photos taken on the bridge it looks so solid, yet looking at it it looks quite delicate. It is a beautiful bridge.

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  2. A beautiful bridge! These shadows are gorgeous!

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  3. Your shots are great. I love the angles and close ups of the construction.

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