Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Humber Bridge, c. 1910

A bridge over the Humber River, at an unknown location.  It is unlikely that this is the predecessor to the Bloor Street West Humber Bridge at Old Mill, though many roadway pictures from this album are taken of Bloor Street West.  It is difficult to ascertain where this was taken as many bridges along the Humber were destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Hazel in 1954.  Toronto was not engineered to withstand a tropical storm, and as a result over 50 bridges were destroyed by flash flooding throughout the city.

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