TORONTO IS A CITY OF BRIDGES – TWO OF THEM ARE ON CHERRY STREET LEADING TO THE PORT LANDS

CHERRYST.BRIDGES3The Cherry Street Lift Bridge, shown here in the ‘upposition, is the smaller of two bascule structures.  This  bridge spans a canal at the mouth of the Don River where it enters TORONTO Harbour. <PHOTOS – Bryan Blenkin>

CHERRYST.BRIDGES1The bigger Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge carries Cherry Street over the TORONTO Harbour Ship Channel, and allows vessels to enter the Channel and the turning basin beyond. <PHOTO – SimonP>

AN ALL-WEATHER COVERED BRIDGE CONNECTS TORONTO’S CONVENTION CENTRE TO A HOTEL

BRIDGE2DEZEEN MAGAZINE – This enclosed bridge with a geometric black and white facade connects a hotel to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, helping visitors pass between the two even in the depths of winter. For more photos and the complete story go to http://www.dezeen.com/?p=842056

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THE QUEEN STREET VIADUCT, 1911, LIGHTS UP IN TIME FOR THE PAN AMERICAN GAMES

QUEENSTREETBRIDGE3 The Queen Street Viaduct is one of a few steel Truss bridges in TORONTO. The bridge spans the Don River, and provides a gateway to Riverside, a neighbourhood within walking distance of the Pan Am Parapan Am athlete’s village and the Distillery District.

QUEENSTREETBRIDGE1The public art on both the bridge and Queen Street East was created in 1996 by artist and novelist ELDON GARNET. Eldon is represented by the Christopher Cutts Gallery in TORONTO and the Torch Gallery, AMSTERDAM.

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