Our video series, This is Huntsville, brings you the people and places of Huntsville, past and present.
This week’s video features the swing bridge—long a Huntsville landmark.
The bridge has been rebuilt several times over the decades. Its mechanism is no longer operational, but at one time it swung open to allow the steamships of the day to pass through. In its most recent iteration, the bridge’s operation was electric, but in its early years the swing bridge master used a massive key to make it turn. That key now resides at Muskoka Heritage Place.
Learn more about the key and some of the bridge’s history in the video below.
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