Cornwall’s bridge comes down.

Cornwall’s bridge comes down.

The Seaway Bridge crossing the retired Cornwall Canal and the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, Ontario, has been going through a massive redevelopment project. This included construction of a new low-level crossing and the gradual removal of the North Channel bridge. In February 2014, the new bridge opened, ending 50+ years of use of the old North Channel Bridge.

On July 8, 2014, there was a one day open house where people could walk on the bridge one last time, of course I went on this.

The next chapter of this project occurred on September 30, 2015 with the lowering of the main center arch span of the bridge. I’ve watched the bridge gradually be dismantled piece-by-piece, a slow change to an area of Cornwall I’ve always known. With the lowering of this section, a staggering feat by the way, 3/4 of the actual bridge structure is now removed.