Cherry Street Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge

Cherry Street Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge

The Cherry Street Bascule Bridge
Other name(s) Cherry Street Bridge
Carries vehicluar and pedestrian
Crosses Toronto Harbour Shipping Channel
Locale Toronto
Owner City of Toronto
Maintained by Toronto Port Authority
Architect Joseph Strauss
Designer Joseph Strauss
Engineering design Joseph Strauss
Design Bascule
Material Steel
Total length 120 metres
Width 20m
Height > 48 metres
Longest span 40 metres
Vertical clearance 48 metres
Clearance below Toronto Harbour Ship Channel
Constructed by Dominion Bridge Company
Fabrication by Dominion Bridge Company
Construction begin 1931
Construction end 1931
Opened 1931
Inaugurated 1931

The Cherry Street Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge is a bascule bridge in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located in the industrial Port Lands area, it carries Cherry Street over the Toronto Harbour Ship Channel and opens to allow ships to access the channel and the turning basin beyond. The bridge was built in 1931 by the company of Joseph Strauss and the Dominion Bridge Company. The north side of the bridge has 750 ton concrete counterweights that allow the bridge to pivot to open.

The bridge is designed to carry two lanes of traffic, and was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act by the City of Toronto in 1992 as Architectural Historical.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cherry St". Toronto Heritage Properties Inventory. City of Toronto. http://app.toronto.ca/HeritagePreservation/details.do?folderRsn=2435508&propertyRsn=754699. Retrieved 2009-02-16. [dead link]
  • Filey, Mike (1998). Discover & explore Toronto's waterfront: a walker's, jogger's, cyclist's, boater's guide to Toronto's lakeside sites and history. Dundurn Press. ISBN 9781550023046. OCLC 39678576. 

Coordinates: 43°38′29″N 79°20′56″W / 43.641302°N 79.349023°W / 43.641302; -79.349023


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