King Street Bridge found to the west of the Visitor Centre at 10 King St E, is #5 on the Town of Gananoque’s self guided tour. Its description there reads:
“Known locally as the “cement” bridge, it was built in 1930 to King Street Bridge 5.
replace the former 1876 iron bridge as well as previous wooden bridges. It was rebuilt in
2007. Prior to that, residents required a boat ride to cross the river. It is said that Joel
Stone charged a fee to ferry people and products across the river in the early 1800’s.”
(Copies of the tour are available at the Gananoque and 1000 Island Visitor Centre, 10 King East.)
Some additional interesting facts about the King Street Bridge:
– There was a second dam on the south side of the bridge, now removed.
– Looking up river towards the dam you can see the remnants of the mill pond.
– Keep an eye out and from the bridge you may see Canada geese, swans, and occasionally a great blue heron. Please don’t feed them bread. It is actually really unhealthy for them.