Local landmark’s demolition captured on video

A landmark at a familiar and painful bottleneck is gone. The old Weston Road bridge dated from 1924 and was a familiar sight for generations. According to Metrolinx, it was demolished because of its ‘age and poor condition’. It certainly won no prizes for architectural beauty. Watch the Metrolinx time-lapse video of its destruction which took place on September 7th and 8th.

2 thoughts on “Local landmark’s demolition captured on video”

  1. I loved the motto on that bridge: Courtesy, …. Gone now, and the video is nightmarish with the preying-mantis machines at work in the darkness demolishing work from 1929 (if that was the date).

  2. westonite said: ” the video is nightmarish with the preying-mantis machines at work in the darkness demolishing work from 1929″

    i was gonna say that it looked like a bunch of angry robots devouring our history. that bridge was beautiful compared to the generic looking structure they are going replace it with. i also think the elimination of the center pier is going to encourage cars to drive faster. that pier gave drivers a cue to snap out of their 401 induced velocity mode while coming down weston road.

    the destruction of the bridge did reveal a secret though. if you looked at the rubble, you could see that they used actual rail track as rebar, a narrower type of rail to be exact which is very old. would have been cool to read the date and manufacturer on those rails. they have to be way older than the bridge.

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