Renewal?

This pier was once the foundation of a railway bridge, built in 1912, primarily to support the industries on the west side of the Grand River in Galt, Ontario. I made this photo earlier this week.

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Here’s a photo, made in August of 2016, of the opposite side of the same pier:

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The bridge has been gone since the 1960’s, and the piers have stood here since, quiet and stoic, serving as canvas for optimistic graffiti artists (“PILLAR OF HOPE”, reads the message in the bottom photo).

A controversial plan to build a $1 million pedestrian bridge using this foundation is in the works.

If the view ends up changing, I’ll let you know. 🙂

 

P.S.
I read this piece on the Idea Exchange website to get the brief scoop on the history of this bridge.

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