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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Comments (51)

csiszerd on October 26, 2012

Beautiful works of the old viaduct! Like!

Greetings, Dezső

&ri.co on October 26, 2012

well done!!! very nice shot!!! like

Auggie on October 26, 2012

Definitely one of the great 'buildings' in our city! Cheers Auggie

Tomros - Pano on October 27, 2012

I did not realize the forward thinking of the architect, until I researched the bridge history.

Auggie on October 27, 2012

Indeed me too I only learned recently about the subway setup that was built decades before the subway line. Any such forward thinking around these days? Cheers A

C haydeé on October 27, 2012

Hola Tomros

Preciosa fotografía de un bonito puente.
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Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

Mircea_RAICU on October 27, 2012

L I K E

Tomros - Pano on October 27, 2012

Auggie with the great leader pretending to run the city?

If he was around then, he would put 2 boards across the Don river.

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on October 27, 2012

Beautiful framing and colors.L 20. I wish you a nice weekend, Canpao

mauro1968 on October 27, 2012

Bellissima prospettiva con un meraviglioso ponte ad arco in manifattura metallica, LIKE 21! Ciao Tomas, sinceri saluti, una buona domenica e sempre complimenti per la tua gallery, MAURO :-)

dziwnowik on October 28, 2012

♥ ♥ ♥ ✰✰ LIKE ✰✰ ♥ ♥ ♥

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on October 28, 2012

Beautiful construction !

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All the best , Radu .

Ali Raza on October 29, 2012

Like,

well taken,

nice picture,

greetings

ka9894 on October 29, 2012

Great shot !

Interesting information, L

Best wishes, :)

Kat

BritPlom on October 30, 2012

Interesting photo!

Apparently, people know where it goes!

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Greetings, François

Tomros - Pano on October 30, 2012

I usually go North-South, so I do not cross this bridge to often, but the subway is overloaded, the city just does not have money to build new subway lines.

antal julianna on October 31, 2012

Superb bridge and photo!Like. Greetings,Julianna

gomba68 on October 31, 2012

Beautiful photo!Like.

Greetings, Robi

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on November 1, 2012

nice pic

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*Cri* Photo on November 4, 2012

Tom this is a very beautiful composition and interesting view. LIKE. Greetings from Cri

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  • Uploaded on October 22, 2012
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    by Tomros - Pano
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/10/21 13:49:27
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