Here's what Toronto's new bridge looks like now that it's almost in place
Toronto's new bridge finally arrived from Nova Scotia, and now that it's nearly in place, the striking red and white looks stunning on the waterfront.
On Tuesday night, the bridge was moved over the water - and it looks fantastic.
People nearby the action couldn't help but remark on the new installment, part of the Port Lands redevelopment for 2024.
"Undoubtedly the coolest cargo to arrive in the Port of Toronto this year. A sign of the changes to come in this once derelict part of the city," another person said.
Randy Hoffman captured a few photos of the bridge being put in place from his balcony in the Distillery District on Tuesday afternoon and evening. He then walked down to Keating Channel to take a few more and watched during the "gorgeous sunset."
"I love this new bridge," Hoffman told blogTO.
On Wednesday, the barge was filling with water ballast for it to sink enough to set the bridge onto its foundation, Hoffman said.
The bridge is one of two set to be installed side-by-side to connect Villiers Island: A brand new mixed-use community, purpose-built with nature in mind to revitalize old industrial lands that are roughly as large as the downtown core.
Villiers Island is expected to be complete by 2024.
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