- Humber Bay Arch Bridge
bridge_name = Humber Bay Arch Bridge
caption = Humber Bay Arch Bridge
carries = pedestrian traffic
crosses = Humber River
maint = Municipality of Toronto Transportation Departmentcite book
last = American Society of Civil Engineers
title = Bridges 2008
date = 2007
pages = July bridge
isbn = 978-0-7844-0945-9]
designer = Montgomery and Sisam Architects
design = double-
material = steel tubesstructurae|id=s0009474|title=Humber River Pedestrian-Bicycle Bridge]
spans = 1
pierswater = 0
mainspan = convert|100|m
length = convert|130|m
height = convert|21.3|m above grade
complete = 1994
coordinates = coord|43.631896|N|79.471246|W|display=inline,title
The Humber Bay Arch Bridge (also known as the Humber River Arch Bridge, the Humber River Pedestrian Bridge, or the Gateway Bridge) is a pedestrian and bicycle double
Compression arch suspended-deck bridgesouth of Lake Shore BoulevardWest in Toronto, Canada. Completed in the mid- 1990s, the bridge is convert|139|m in length, with a clear span of convert|100|m over the mouth of the Humber River to protect the environmental integrity of the waterway.
The bridge is constructed of two convert|1200|mm diameter high-strength steel pipes, bent into twin arches that rise convert|21.3|m above grade, and suspend the deck by way of 44 stainless-steel hangars, each convert|50|mm in diameter. The foundation consists of concrete-filled caissons which go down convert|30|m below grade to the bedrock.
Designed in 1994 by Montgomery and Sisam Architects of Toronto, it was constructed by
Delcan Corporation, and is the recipient of numerous local architectural, design and engineering awards.The bridge connects the former municipalities of "Old Toronto" and Etobicoke (both now part of the amalgamated City of Toronto) along an ancient aboriginal trading route along the shore of Lake Ontario, and thus features design elements and decorations such as carved turtles and canoes that evoke this native heritage.
The bridge forms an important pedestrian and recreational link, and carries the
Waterfront Trail, a multi-use pathway that will eventually parallel the entire north shore of Lake Ontario. The Toronto section is known as the Martin Goodman Trail, and is one of the most popular pedestrian and cycling routes in the city.
The original bridge built on this site fell in 1978.Fact|date=July 2008 This design is based on the original.
* [http://www.architecture.uwaterloo.ca/faculty_projects/terri/steel/humber.html Steel Project Case Study Gallery]
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