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Middle Road Bridge
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Title: Middle Road Bridge
Identifier: PH1463
Date of Original Photo: 1984
Date Built: 1909
Image Type: B&W Photo, 11.5x8 cm.
Subject: Bridges - Ontario - Mississauga
Donor: Planning & Heritage, Community Services
Location: 1700 Sherway Drive

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Description: 1700 Sherway Drive. Also owned by the City of Etobicoke (now Toronto). This bridge, built in 1909, is the second example of the concrete truss bridge or the tied arch to be built in North America and the first in Canada. The bridge can support a dead load of 200 tonnes and a live load of 10 tonnes. The bridge is sixteen feet wide with a concrete mix which was one of cement to three of aggregate consisting of sand and crushed stone. The bridge is protected by a heritage easement with the Ontario Heritage Foundation, and is jointly owned by the City of Mississauga and the City of Toronto. Designated under the terms of Ontario Heritage Act. This is a view of the bridge from the east.
Agency: Mississauga Library System