Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Elora Gorge David Street Bridge

Elora Gorge David Street Bridge

Elora Gorge David Street Bridge

This is the David Street Bridge spanning the Irvine River portion of the Gorge.

“The first bridge in this location over the Elora Gorge was a simple wooden span built over the winter of 1847-48, while the second was a bowstring bridge completed in 1859. The third version, built in 1867, incorporated a stone central pier, which has become the bridge’s defining architectural feature.

The current bridge was constructed in 2005 and is the sixth bridge in this location. Local
residents insisted that it retain the historic central pier, even though the pier no longer
supports the bridge structure. For walkers, the bridge provides one of the most scenic
views of the Irvine River portion of the Elora Gorge. If you enter the Elora Gorge
Conservation Area and take the time to hike up the gorge (in the summer when river
flows are low), the view looking up at the David Street bridge from river level is truly
spectacular.”

Source:
http://guelph.ca/uploads/VCS/PDFs/Grand%20River%20Country%20Driving%20Tour%20-%20Guelph%20(2).pdf

3 exposure HDR, Photomatix, Photoshop, Topaz adjust, Lighroom

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2 responses

  1. My wife and I may make it to Elora again before the summer is done. This weekend, however, we’ll be in St. Jacob’s; bringing nieces. With any luck, we’ll cross paths.

    August 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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