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Tribute to Elora's Victoria Street Walking Bridge, Elora Ontario Canada | by eloramews
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Tribute to Elora's Victoria Street Walking Bridge, Elora Ontario Canada

The Elora business association has posted a nostalgic tribute to the former historic Victoria Street Walking Bridge, which for so many visitors - after parking next to the Little Folks factory - was their pedestrian crossing to Mill Street West's shops and restaurants in the village of Elora's heritage district, stopping along the way to take in the picturesque view of the Grand River, Elora's swans, the Elora Mill, and the historic waterfront limestone buildings.

 

The beautiful village of Elora is about a 1 hour drive North-West of Toronto.

 

It was MGM Studios who in 1983 reinforced the decking of this bridge for the filming of the movie "Mrs. Soffel", which allowed the re-opening of the bridge as a walking bridge (footbridge, pedestrian bridge) for visitors to Elora for the next 20 years - shoppers, hikers, photographers, festival-goers, hotel guests. Also employees of the Little Folks Furniture Factory - which also closed in 2003 - used to walk across this bridge to Mill Street at lunch-time or on their way home. An important pedestrian connection between the North and South parts of Elora, which is finally being restored in 2018.

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Taken on February 13, 2012