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Iron Bridge, build in 1911, Queen St, Toronto. "This river I step in is not the river I stand in."

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The Queen Street Viaduct (usually known as the Queen Street Bridge) in Toronto, carries traffic across the Don River. The Steel Truss bridge was built in 1911 to replace an early stone bridge over the river.

At the top of the western side of the bridge is a piece of public art created in 1996 by Eldon Garnet. It consisted of a clock, which ceased to work and the mechanism and hands were removed in 2010, with the phrase: "This river I step in is not the river I stand in".

I think this should mean that the time is marching on, as the water is flowing.

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Comments (79)

theverbiage on August 15, 2011

Great shot, Tom! You beat me to it by two weeks (and much better light, too, than we had yesterday) Won't be posting my version, now then :)

Geezer Vz on August 17, 2011

Tomas, I just now read your reply to my comment. That was a very good explanation of the "standing in the river" slogan and there is some real depth of meaning there. I'm glad I went back and read it. Keep looking up. Guy

tor tom on August 17, 2011

Guy, I just signedoff my Pano, when I saw your comment.

Verbiage, if I look first, if there are better photos then mine, I would probably not post 1/2 of my pics.

I vent so see Alex Pangman swing band at the Distillery, so I just walked over. I always liked this bridge.

naveen sharma on August 17, 2011

Splendid shot on great image of heritage value like,cheers navsha

strzinek on August 17, 2011

beautiful photos, Tom! greeting Rosta

mauro 1968 on August 17, 2011

Ciao Tomas, questo ponte nel 1911, era già un capolavoro d'avanguardia. Bella foto, LIKE. Grazie di aver visitato la mia galleria, un saluto dall'Italia, MAURO.

Carmen T. on August 19, 2011

Original puente de hierro y fotografía, me gusta!


Saludos cordiales, Carmen

行者无路 on August 20, 2011

Very nice shot !!! Like

Best greetings from China !行者无路

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on August 22, 2011

کاربرد این پل در چیست؟

بسیار جالب و دیدنی


Catracha on August 25, 2011

excelente foto, like 55

boba radivojevic on August 31, 2011

They are all nice and good quality. Greetings from boba51

vinogradik on September 3, 2011

Beautiful bridge, interesting information and

.. I like your photo :)

FPG24E on October 25, 2011

Nice shot. I like.

Best wishes.

Nadia Kushnir on November 5, 2011


Adam Elmquist on December 20, 2012

Fantastic photos, please consider joining my groups your photos would be great fit for North American Railroader, and Locomotion.. Invites have been sent to join I have a lot of members already in the railroading groups of which the photos are focused on our continent's railroading heritage and future... Merry Christmas

tor tom on December 20, 2012

Thanks Adam, but not this time. Anyway, only streetcars goes here....

Adam Elmquist on December 21, 2012

Not a problem Tomros I've been cutting back on the groups invites myself, accepting only on a limited basis. As for this photo the tracks and the catenary make the photo a splendid fit for the group. Streetcars, light rail, trolley, are all railways too, so a perfect fit for the North American Railroader group.. Merry Christmas.. Liked & Fav

Rostam Novák on April 28, 2014

Velmi pěkné foto železného mostu.L+F

Agathe Beitz (Cornle… on September 5, 2014

Very interesting bridge and explanations, LIKE, greetings Agathe

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 20, 2011
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/07/03 19:27:58
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash