In this week’s edition of #BridgingForTheFuture¬†Throwback Thursday, today’s featured photograph is from the Ian D. Cameron Collection, courtesy of Elgin County Archives, and is a view of Port Stanley, ca. 1910, looking north from Hillcrest. View includes the original Port Stanley Town Hall (built in 1877) on the east side of Main Street, with its distinctive turret; the Hotel Loney (later the Clifton Hotel); the London and Port Stanley Railway station at the intersection of Bridge and Carlow Streets; a building opposite the train station marked “Lakeside Pleasure Company Ltd” (later the Lakeside Fish Company), and the pre-existing truss bridge across the inner harbour, later removed to make way for the #KingGeorgeVILiftBridge.¬†

Work completed this week has included:

  • Removal of the highspeed machinery in the west control tower;

  • Removal of the existing bridge control systems from west tower, lighting and wiring; and,

  • Removal of the high speed machinery from the west control tower.

Next week crews will begin low speed machinery installation on the east span, and begin refurbishing the low speed machinery on the west span.