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

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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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minusca on October 22, 2012

Of course that did not stop ... a King never stops, sometimes allows the kiss on the hand.... from a distance..... Ciaoooooooooooooooooooo, minu LK

Tomros - Pano on October 22, 2012

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

minusca on October 22, 2012

I understand, I think, according to historian Mike Finley, the future King Edward VIII has never stopped ..

Tomros - Pano on October 22, 2012

On recent visit, prince Chuck, did not even passed Charles Street, which may, or may not, be named after him.

I am quite happy, if he stays at home. We have topay for his visit and the Royal entourage...

dževad hadžihasanovi… on October 22, 2012

Good photo with nice colors. Like. Greetings, Dževad.

Jaroslav Klečka on October 23, 2012

Very nice composition and perspective, well done shot. I Like it. Greetings from Czechia, Jaroslav Thank you for your another visit and kind comments.

Omar Gobbi on October 23, 2012

Excellent picture, very beautiful photographic work, <LIKE>, best regards, "Omar"

Dana Valentová on October 23, 2012

Velmi pěkný a zajímavý snímek, skvělá kompozice

L+F

Zdravím, Dana

WiJarn on October 23, 2012

Very nice place and photo. Like

Greetings from Thailand.

leo1383 on October 23, 2012

Like,an important bridge,regards

~Marlene~ No Views! on October 23, 2012

The Bieber Bridge... love it, Tomas! Nice perspective & view of your Fall colors... Like

Greetings, Marlene

Guizel J.c on October 23, 2012

Beautiful picture and composition

LIKE

Cheers.J.C

Tomros - Pano on October 23, 2012

Marlene, I hope not, but everything is possible! Prince Edward did not finance it. Justin just might buy the naming rights!

idahodon on October 23, 2012

Beautiful! L+F! Kindest greetings, Don.

Bozor Magdi on October 23, 2012

Very nice composition, very good shot

like

gretings,Magdi

Sunriser © on October 23, 2012

Beautiful photo!

Like

Best wishes from Brazil!

vinc107 on October 24, 2012

nice streetview

greetings

MAPP HUDRANS on October 24, 2012

Interesting place, nice photo, like

Greetings, Magda

Sensei or SunSay on October 24, 2012

Amazing place and shot!
○ ♥ Like ♥ ○

Kind regards from Ukraine,
Yuri

patano on October 24, 2012

I like this beautiful shot,

very good enquadre and amazing colors view !

Congratulations, you earned my

like 15!

Warm greetings from Paolo.

Welcome to my gallery. Have a nice day !

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 22, 2012
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    by Tomros - Pano
    • 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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