Cherry Street Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge
The Cherry Street Bascule Bridge
|Carries||vehicular and pedestrian|
|Crosses||Toronto Harbour Shipping Channel|
|Other name(s)||Cherry Street Bridge|
|Maintained by||Ports Toronto|
|Designated||February 25, 1992|
|Total length||120 metres (390 ft)|
|Width||20 metres (66 ft)|
|Height||48 metres (157 ft)|
|Longest span||40 metres (130 ft)|
|Clearance above||(?) Clearance above the deck|
|Clearance below||No limit when the bridge is open (Toronto Harbour Ship Channel)|
|Constructed by||Dominion Bridge Company|
The Cherry Street Strauss Trunnion Bascule Bridge is a bascule bridge and Warren truss 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. There are two bascule bridges on Cherry Street. The other, smaller bridge, crosses the Keating Channel, while this bridge crosses the Ship Channel.
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