Each weekday morning, we pick a recent image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
The gorgeous Humber Bay Arch Bridge is one of the most popular structures to photograph, with its gigantic white arch resembling a rollercoaster track. We liked this take on the subject by Flickr pool contributor Andy Carroll, which not only captures the dusky twilight and presents a sense of scale, but also demonstrates the classic simplicity of a suspension bridge.
The 44 stainless steel rods that hold up the deck are five centimeters in diameter and meet the arch 21 metres above grade at its highest point. The pedestrian bridge was constructed in 1994 at a cost of $4 million and follows the path of an ancient aboriginal trading route. Native design elements are incorporated into the structure, meant to reflect its cultural and geographical significance.