King George Arch Bridge Over the Sixteen Mile Creek, Looking West to Kerr St., Oakville, Demolished 1930's
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- This bridge has been identified as "This would be the King George Arch bridge over the Sixteen Mile Creek. Looking west towards what is now Kerr Street. Ultimately demolished to make way for the QEW bridge in the 1930's." See the Comments section of this record.
The sides of the bridge look like concrete. It is two lane with a gravel/dirt roadbed.
A trail or old road can be seen going down the hogsback on an angle from by the shed to the river, under the bridge. Other old roads are seen to be horizontal under the brow of the ridge. As well, an old road bed seems to be running parallel to the bridge, coming down from by the house and shed.
Several other views of the old bridge are to be found in Halton Images, both posted by the Oakville Public Library. Both are linked here for your further information. First is a postcard, hand coloured, showing cattle grazing on the flats below the bridge. Second is labelled "View from the Red Cross Tea Rooms".
The Queen Elizabeth Way bridge that replaced this old one was built in 1939. We have a number of other images/records in this internet collection that illustrate other Middle Road and QEW developments over the years, and you can also find information on both in Wikipedia and "thekingshighway" websites.
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- Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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- High-Rise Concrete Road Bed Bridge, Trafalgar Township
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton