Etobicoke Gateway

Middle Road Bridge is one of those landmarks that is of unique pictorial quality, but hard to find and discover. Once one gets there, stories are interesting and photographic opportunities almost limitless.

The bridge, built in 1910, was one of the key roadway links between Etobicoke and Mississauga. Eventually replaced by QEW downstream and The Queensway upstream, it now serves as a part of Etobicoke creek recreational path, still connecting Etobicoke and Mississauga and offering beautiful and intimate view of winding Etobicoke Creek below.

Mature Maple, Birch and Willow trees line the creek give the bridge a natural embrace. This photo, rendered in black and white adds bridge it’s former significance of a pathway to the city on the other bank, walk from 905 into the world of 416. So, gateway to Etobicoke, solid concrete, still standing over century later, quiet and hidden, but not forgotten.

Taken with Nikon D7000 and Sigma 35mm/1.4; 1/60s f/8 and ISO400. Processed and converted to JPEG in Adobe Lightroom CC.

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