I lived on this estate from 1972- 1974. Mr. Humphries hired my husband as a farm worker & moved us from Quebec to the "manager's " house.
First prime minister of the Dominion of Canada.
If you'd stood here before about 1960, you would have seen the steel-beam one-lane bridge that used to carry Flindon Road over the Humber. It was made redundant by the construction of the Albion Road bridge (behind me) and removed.
Just off the driveway of a farm abandoned in the 90s when the construction of the 407 cut off a portion of Burnhamthorpe Road.
The bridge in the foreground was built about 1960 and once carried Albion Road's vehicle traffic over the Humber. For a while in the 90s it was paired with the newer bridge in the background, but around the turn of the century, that bridge exclusively took over the vehicle traffic, and the deck of the older bridge was replaced by a narrow pedestrian bridge, which is the purpose it serves today.
Still in use, this bridge serves a home across the river on the right. As you can see, the road ends at an extremely steep bank. As far as I can tell, there was never a way to drive from there to the course of the road at the top of the hill. Why a bridge this intricate and permanent was built here is a mystery to me.
This bridge is still in use, leading to a home on the far bank, but as far as I can tell, never actually facilitated getting from one part of Major Mackenzie to the other. Extremely steep bank behind me in this shot.
Tiny one-lane Bayview Avenue bridge, abandoned for most of a century, at extreme right of shot. This once united the two interrupted legs of Lawrence Avenue. This is over the West Don River.
401/404/DVP interchange at bridges in distance.
The bridge in question is now in use.