The Kissing Bridge

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Comments (15)

Ali Mostoufi on March 24, 2009

This bridge was designed in 1880 by John Bear and built a year later by John and his brother Benjamin. This is the only remaining covered bridge in Ontario.

Nick Weall on March 25, 2009

Nicely captured Piadera and thanks for the useful information too. Ciao nick

Ali Mostoufi on March 25, 2009

Thank you ever so much Nick !

Ali Mostoufi on March 29, 2009

Hi Bruce, It was a winter sunset. What I like about this bridge is the builder. John Bear had experience in building local barns, but the West Montrose bridge was his first bridge and still remaining. He must have made it with passion...

Zekinha on April 6, 2009

Piadera- Very Interesting "Kissing Bridge".Very Nice Landscape And Composition. Bravo!Greetings From Brasil-Zekinha.

Ali Mostoufi on April 6, 2009

Hi Zekinha, thank you so much for the kind words. Greeting from Canada.

A.sharifi on April 7, 2009

Extraordinary bridge, and also interesting name? is that any reason for naming it kissing bridge?

Ali Mostoufi on April 7, 2009

Thank you, Since it was first built, the West Montrose bridge has been labelled as "the kissing bridge," the traditional toll being a kiss.

Ali Mostoufi on April 8, 2009

:):) You never know, You have to pay after you crossed..., I can tell that much, I liked it :):)

larry e walton on May 12, 2009

this is a tough bridge to photograph, the banks don't have a lot of interesting structures nor foliage. So you have a great capture with a winter sunset. Nicely done Piadera.

Ali Mostoufi on May 13, 2009

Hi Larry, It is difficult as you said. besides there too much overhead wires and other interferes.

Lovely bridge indeed and amazing history too!

Thanks for dropping by.

Timothy K on April 11, 2010

Wow I didn't know that we had these great bridges still standing in Canada! Great picture and adding this to my fav's! Cheers from Winnipeg //Tim

Ali Mostoufi on April 11, 2010

Thank you Tim

As they say, this is the oldest one in Ontario,

Regards from KW, Ontario

Itallica on July 10, 2010

Good composition.

Renáta Kuss on February 7, 2011

Great minds think alike Piadera, I have this bridge too! :)))

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Ali Mostoufi
Ontario, Canada

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