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Prince Edward Viaduct -1918. Initially called "Bridge to Nowhere", now around 300,000 people a day are crossing it.

Prince Edward Viaduct completed in 1918 is a bridge over Don Valley. Everybody calls this important 494 meters link the 'Bloor Viaduct'.

Architect Edmund Burke displayed great foresight in designing the bridge by including a lower rail deck 50 years before the first subway rolled across it in 1966.

Estimated construction costs were prohibitive ($2,500,000 in 1913) and residents west of the Valley labelled the plans a "bridge to nowhere" because the Danforth area was so sparsely populated.

According to Toronto historian Mike Filey, Prince Edward - later King Eddy the VIII, crossed the bridge, but never even stopped, much less attended a ceremony naming the bridge in his honor. There is always the option renaming it after a Canadian - (Justin Bieber??)

Bloor-Danforth Subway line carries 500,000 people daily! (during a workweek)

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  • Uploaded on October 22, 2012
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/10/21 13:49:27
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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