Badley Bridge Elora
Photography by Jessica Deskur.
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This bridge is not the oldest heritage bridge with a 1952-1953 construction date, however it remains a locally uncommon example of its type and it still retains the eye-catching beauty and design details of earlier metal truss bridges. Unlike a modern bridge which would not even look like a bridge and rather have the appearance of a slab of concrete crossing the water, this bridge's impressive trusses catch the eye and provide a distinctive gateway into or out of downtown Elora. Elora has enhanced the bridge's landmark/gateway image and aesthetics by hanging flower baskets from the truss panels... something that would be far more difficult to do on a modern bridge which would have no trusses. This bridge retains paint on it and appears to be in good condition overall. It is hoped that the bridge will be maintained and preserved as a heritage bridge.
Note that a short distance west of this bridge there are stone piers visible. These piers once held an extremely rare multi-span pony truss, however this bridge was demolished