Lorne Bridge

By: Lesley

Jan 16 2011

Category: Brantford, bridges


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The plaque on the reconstructed Lorne Bridge in Brantford which was named after the Marquis of Lorne, the Governor General of Canada from 1878-1883, who officially opened the original bridge in 1879. It was a popular idea, at one time, to proudly list the names of the current mayor and all the aldermen on any bridge plaques.

Participating in Sunday Bridges.

Join in on the fun with signs, signs every week (linky is up from Wed afternoon to Saturday night)

11 comments on “Lorne Bridge”

  1. Tee hee. We have a bridge in East Gwillimbury that lists the names of the mayor and his council. But I think EG may be a bit backward. 🙂

  2. putting plaques on bridges and public buildings is a good idea. when i was in high school, most of the public buildings in our town had the name of the mayor and his council painted on the wall.:p i don’t see much of that anymore nowadays.

  3. hee hee… Yes, those plaques were little monuments to the egos of the mayors and councils at the time. No doubt a ceremony was held and boring speeches given, followed by polite but insincere clapping…

    («Louis» apologizes. He’s very cynical about politicians…)


    Be that as it may, this is a welcome contribution to Sunday Bridges.

  4. Nice to see that a record still exist. I wonder what the original bridge looked like.

  5. I actually like that idea. Gives a sense of history.

  6. I like being able to view the plaque on a bridge. Usually I am driving ahead and cannot stop to see it. I think it would really be nice if the powers that be just one time would dedicate one to a simple person who has done much for the area instead so often to deceased political figures.A. nice shot

  7. Auckland has a Lorne Street. May be it is named after your Governor General

  8. I love plaques on bridges/buildings. Somehow they make these structures look important.

  9. We stilll see dedication plaques like that on bridges and other public installations (many much newer). Their 5 minutes of lasting fame I guess. It’s a lovely bridge!

  10. I meant to say a lovely view from the bridge. Hit send before I prooread.

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