Toronto's Historical Plaques
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Bailey Bridge Construction 2nd Field Engineer Regiment
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2007
Plaque coordinates: 43.825262 -79.196491
On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel struck the Scarborough area with terrifying force, severely damaging or completely washing out several bridges. To maintain a safe flow of traffic throughout the Municipality, a number of Bailey Bridges were erected by the 2nd Field Engineer Regiment of the Canadian Military Engineers. This bridge is the last of those remaining in service in Scarborough. This plaque serves to commemorate the efforts of the 2nd Field Engineer Regiment in meeting this natural disaster.
Posted September 14, 2008
Hazel came to Ontario 2 years before I was born, but I remember all the stories I heard about it. Nobody could forget the wrath of Hazel.
Posted September 6, 2008
There is actually a second bridge of this type in the same area at the base of twin rivers.
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