Today I headed back to visit the Meadowlily bridge in London, Ontario for a second time. I first encountered this bridge earlier in the spring when I had to cross it when I was urban exploring the Ruins of Meadowlily Mill. I wanted to go back and take some more photos of this historicity significant and beautiful iron truss bridge that has spanned the Thames River and has been in service for more that 100 years.
Now the Meadowlily bridge is not abandoned per-say any more, it was restored in 2013 and hopefully it will stand for another 100 years. There was an earlier wooden bridge at this site since the mid 1800’s which allowed local farmers to access the Mill on the north bank of the Thames River just beyond the bridge. The wooden bridge was replaced with the current iron bridge in 1910. The bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in 1965, but continued to be used by pedestrians to cross the Thames.
The location of this bridge is on our Abandoned Places in Ontario Map.