Hunter Street Bridge

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After the fire in 1916 Quaker had to consider its options. Peterborough was attractive, but it might be easier, for example, to expand at London, Ontario, than to rebuild in Peterborough. The company had tried several times to get a high-level bridge that would allow trains to load and unload without the hassle of road traffic. Peterborough rose to the challenge, building a bridge that was remarkable in many ways. From above, the roadway forms a gentle S that joins two streets that were never aligned. From the side perspective it consists of 11 arches with the long centre arch, complete with terra cotta decorations, spanning the Otonabee River. It was the world’s longest poured concrete structure in its time!

GPS Coordinates: 44.305988000, -78.314692000