List of bridges in Toronto

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The Prince Edward Viaduct, a popular bridge in Toronto Toronto-bloorviaduct.jpg
The Prince Edward Viaduct, a popular bridge in Toronto

This is a list of bridges in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Contents

Roadway bridges

Ravine and river bridges

List of bridges over rivers, creeks and valleys:

Don River

Bridges over the Don River ravine, listed from south to north

Old Eastern Avenue Bridge King Street Bridge.JPG
Old Eastern Avenue Bridge
Gerrard Street over DVP Don River Gerrard Street bridge.jpg
Gerrard Street over DVP

East Don River

  • Don Mills Road
  • Bridge providing road access to E.T. Seton Park
  • Don Valley Parkway
  • Railway bridge
  • Bridge in Flemingdon Park Golf Club (south)
  • Bridge in Flemingdon Park Golf Club (north)
  • Eglinton Avenue bridge
  • Railway bridge, north-south line - 3 crossings
  • Railway bridge, east-west line
  • Lawrence Avenue - replaced smaller concrete arch bridge, formerly Bayview Avenue Bridge
  • Don Valley Parkway
  • Donalda Golf and Country Club - 11 bridges
  • York Mills Road bridge
  • Don Mills Road bridge
  • Duncan Mill Road bridge
  • Pedestrian bridge
  • Sheppard Avenue & Leslie Street Intersection
  • Railway bridge
  • Finch Avenue East just west of Leslie Street
  • Cummer Avenue bridge
  • Steeles Avenue East just west of Bayview Avenue
  • Steeles Avenue East just east of Leslie Street

Taylor Massey Creek

Taylor Massey Creek is a tributary of the East Don River.

  • Don Valley Parkway bridge
  • O'Connor Drive Woodbine Bridge - c. 1931 large concrete arch bridge
  • Dawes Road bridge
  • Victoria Park Avenue bridge
  • Pharmacy Avenue bridge

West Don River

  • Overlea Blvd bridge
  • Railway bridge
  • Eglinton Avenue East bridge
  • Bayview Avenue north of Lawrence Avenue East
Bayview Avenue over West Don Bayview Bridge from Lawrence.jpg
Bayview Avenue over West Don
Sheppard Avenue West over West Don near Bathurst Street Sheppard Avenue Bridge.jpg
Sheppard Avenue West over West Don near Bathurst Street

Humber River

  • Finch Avenue and Islington Avenue - twin intersecting bridges Humber River
  • Rowntree Mill Road Bridge - former road bridge for Rowntree Mill Road Over Humber River, now pedestrian traffic only
  • Highway 27
  • Martin Grove Road
  • Kipling Avenue
  • Albion Road - concrete box girder bridge for vehicular traffic c. 1970s to replace the previous bridge that later became a pedestrian crossing
  • Musson's or Flindon Road bridge - c. 1910 Warren truss bridge located near the current Albion Road bridge and demolished 1960; [2] it replaced an earlier bridge built in late 1830s to carry the Weston Plank Road. [3]
  • The Queensway
  • Steeles Avenue West over the Humber River (west of Islington Avenue)
  • Scarlett Road
  • St Phillip's Road
  • Guelph Radial Line Bridge - c. 1917 and bridge removed after 1931; footing reused for current pedestrian bridge [3]
  • Lambton/Dundas Street Bridge c. 1929 [3]
  • Lambton Mills Bridge - c. 1907 and demolished 1955; only abutments remain [3]
  • Old Mill Bridge spanning Humber River, connecting Old Mill Rd. and Catherine St. c. 1916 [3]
  • Bloor Humber Bridge - c. 1924, metal hinged solid ribbed spandrel braced deck arch bridge has been rehabilitated in 1980 and 2010 [4]

Other

Avenue of the Islands bridge on Toronto Islands Bridge at the Toronto Islands in March 2008.jpg
Avenue of the Islands bridge on Toronto Islands
  • Avenue of the Islands bridge - on Toronto Islands
  • Cherry Street Bridge over the Keating Shipping Channel
  • Kingston Road over the Rouge River
  • Mount Pleasant Road north of Blythwood Road over Blythwood Ravine Park
  • Markham Road between Lawrence Avenue East and Eglinton Avenue East (West Highland Creek, part of the Highland Creek watershed)
  • Bathurst Street over Cedarvale Park (Castle Frank Brook)
  • Rouge River Bridge carrying Highway 401 over the Rouge River
  • Bridge carrying Tywn Rivers Drive over the Rouge River
  • Bridge carrying Kirkham Road over the Rouge River - built in 1955, it was closed and now demolished [5]
  • Bridges (2) carrying Meadowvale Road over the Rouge River
  • Bridge carrying Steeles Avenue over the Rouge River
  • Railway bridge and pedestrian bridge over the mouth of the Rouge River
  • Sewells Road Suspension Bridge carries single lane of traffic over Rouge River
  • Shoreham Drive over Black Creek
  • Overpasses on Jane Street over Black Creek - north of Wilson Avenue and south of Highway 401
  • Overpass over Black Creek at Humber Boulevard and Weston Road
  • Bridge over Black Creek at Alliance Avenue and Hilldale Road
  • Bridge over Black Creek on Rockcliffe Boulevard
  • Unwin Avenue Bridge - single lane bailey bridge (new replacing original) located in the Portlands area for vehicular traffic over outlet/slip for the former Hearn Generating Station out into Toronto Outer Harbour and now twinned with new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists (replacing small walkway built next to bailey bridge). [6]
  • Vale of Avoca Bridge over Yellow Creek, also known as St. Clair Viaduct

Other roadway bridges

Roadway overpasses

List of bridges or overpasses over other roadways:

  • Avenue Road over Highway 401 (rebuilding 2018-2019)
  • Don Mills Road over Highway 401 (refurbished by City of Toronto)
  • Lawrence Avenue East over the Don Valley Parkway
  • Lawrence Avenue West over Allen Road
  • Glencairn Avenue over Allen Road
  • Finch Avenue East over the Highway 404
  • Sheppard Avenue East over the Highway 404
  • Steeles Avenue East over the Highway 404
  • Victoria Park Avenue over Highway 401 (rebuilt)
  • Wynford Drive over the Don Valley Parkway
  • Flemington Road over Allen Road
  • Wilson Heights Boulevard over Transit Road
  • Mount Pleasant Road over Rosedale Valley Road
  • Glen Road over Reservation Park Drive
  • Governor's Road over Mud Creek
  • Bloor Street East over Rosedale Valley Road
  • Queen Street East over Don Valley Parkway
  • Gerrard Street East over Don Valley Parkway
  • Dundas Street East over Don Valley Parkway
  • Dundas Street West over Kipling Avenue
  • Bloor Street West over Kipling Avenue
  • Bloor Street West over Highway 427
  • Dundas Street West over Highway 427
  • Burnhamthorpe Road over Highway 427
  • Rathburn Road over Highway 427
  • Dixon Road over Highway 27
  • Highway 401 off ramp over Yonge Street (rebuilt)
  • Highway 401 over Bathurst Street south of Wilson Avenue
  • Highway 401 over Wilson Avenue east of Bathurst Street
  • Albion Road over Weston Road
  • Highway 401 over Warden Avenue (rebuilt 2012-2013)
  • Highway 401 over Wendell Avenue
  • Highway 400 over Wilson Avenue
  • Highway 400 over Finch Avenue West
  • Highway 401 over Keele Street - (rebuilt 2012-2013)
  • Sheppard Avenue West over Ontario Highway 400
  • Highway 400 over Steeles Avenue West - c. 1961 with only four lanes of Steeles on the southside with north span crossing a dirt road and roughed in for future widening of Steeles Avenue West.
  • Highway 400 over Jane Street
  • Dufferin Street bridges over Gardiner Expressway
  • Westbound Lake Shore Boulevard West over Gardiner Expressway
  • Eastern Avenue west of Don Valley Parkway
  • Finch Avenue West over Highway 427
  • Morningstar Drive over Highway 427
  • Rexdale Boulevard over Highway 427
  • Browns Line over Lake Shore Blvd West
  • Spanbridge Road over Don Valley Parkway
  • St. Dennis Drive over Don Valley Parkway
  • Eglinton Avenue over Don Valley Parkway
  • Van Horne Avenue over Highway 404
  • McNicoll Avenue over Highway 404
  • Jameson Avenue bridge over rail corridor north of Gardiner Expressway b. 2004 to replace earlier structure

Railway overpasses

List of bridges over railway lines (to avoid need for at grade level crossings):

  • Highway 27 (Ontario) south of Steeles Avenue West over CN tracks
  • Markham Road north of Sheppard Avenue East over CP tracks connecting to CP Agincourt Marshalling Yard
  • Eglinton Avenue East between Midland Avenue and Kennedy Road over CN and TTC RT tracks
  • Lawrence Avenue East between Midland Avenue and Kennedy Road over CN and TTC RT tracks
  • Ellesmere Road between Midland Avenue and Kennedy Road over CN and TTC RT tracks
  • Dowling Avenue Bridge carries CN freight and GO Transit commuter trains near Dowling Avenue
  • Dunn Avenue Bridge carries CN freight and GO Transit commuter trains near Dunn Avenue
  • Spadina Avenue over tracks north of Gardiner Expressway - replaced an earlier plate girder bridge that was replaced when the Spadina LRT route was rebuilt in the 1990s. Below are tracks for VIA, GO Transit commuter and Union Pearson Express trains
Spadina bridge in 1927 Aerial view of Spadina bridge at Front 1927-5-27.jpg
Spadina bridge in 1927
  • Dufferin Street Truss Bridge a double span over the Gardiner Expressway (c.1958) and over the rail corridor (steel arch bridge c.1911-12); latter to be demolished for new structure after 2016. [7] [8] Below are tracks for VIA, GO Transit commuter and Union Pearson Express trains
  • Yonge Street Railway Overpass near St. Clair Avenue
  • Victoria Park Avenue north of Lawrence Avenue East over Canadian Pacific tracks
  • Pharmacy Avenue between Lawrence Avenue East and Ellesmere Road over Canadian Pacific tracks
  • Birchmount Road just south of 401 CP tracks
  • Kingston Road at Guildwood over Tracks

Pedestrian bridges

See also [9]

Railway bridges

A railway bridge spanning Don River (west branch) and E.T. Seton Park, south of Eglinton Avenue East Railway Bridge Leslie and Eglinton.jpg
A railway bridge spanning Don River (west branch) and E.T. Seton Park, south of Eglinton Avenue East

Other bridges over waterways

Numerous bridges on the Toronto Islands including:

Buried bridges

Lost bridges

See also

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Dundas Street major arterial road in southwestern Ontario

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