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November 10, 1998
The Bump in the Road at the Humber is History
  
Over the years, the double dip on the Gardiner Expressway as it passed over the
Humber River in the city's west end has been legendary.

A former City Father was even quoted as saying the CNE needed a ride with that
much excitement!

However, as of Sunday, November 15, the highway bump will be just a memory as
the second of two new bridges will open which are designed to guide traffic
smoothly in and out of Toronto.

The official opening of the bridges will take place on Sunday, November 15 at
3:00 p.m.

Originally estimated to take between two to three years, construction of the
new Humber bridges has been completed in less than a year. The cost was $35
million.

During the construction, care had to be taken that spawning channels in the
Humber River were not closed at critical times and water, river bed and delta
had to be protected. The creation of the new bridges will not only serve the
motorists above, but also will provide more river space for recreational
boaters and people who enjoy fishing in the area.


Media Contact
Dave Mitchelson
Toronto Transportation
(416) 392-8312

Barry Craig
Toronto Transportation
(416) 392-8312

 

 

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