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The Lyndhurst Bridge

The Lyndhurst Bridge

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2006

The Lyndhurst Bridge

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

The Lyndhurst Bridge

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2007

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands
In Lyndhurst, at the north end
of the stone bridge on Road 33

Coordinates: N 44 32.995 W 76 07.523


Plaque Text

Reputedly the oldest bridge in existence in Ontario, this structure was built in 1856-57. It was designed by John Roddick, then an employee of a prominent local mill owner, and erected by contractors Miles Fulford and Simon Ransom. A fine example of masonry arch construction, the picturesque, three-span bridge was built of local field stone, laid in random courses, and is unadorned except for the sandstone wall caps and arch surrounds. It is distinguished by the curved flare of its end walls and by the slightly oblique shape of two of its arches. In 1986 the Lyndhurst Bridge was strengthened with the erection of a reinforced concrete interior frame and completely restored to its original exterior appearance. It remains in regular use today.

Related Ontario plaque
Founding of Lyndhurst


Other Plaques in Lyndhurst
Founding of Lyndhurst
Lansdowne Iron Works

Leeds and the Thousand Islands Plaques

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> Posted August 2, 2010
Would anyone have pictures of the mill that was once located near this bridge? I believe they referred to it as the Roddic Mill? My grandfather was the last owner of this mill and it was named Russell T Elmy Grist and Planing mill after him. The mill burned down in 1953 and was not rebuilt. I never met my Grandfather as he died three weeks before I was born. I was told he moved to Deseronto after he lost his business. If anyone would have pictures of this old mill or my Grandfather I would love to see them.

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