|Listed under Auburn
Telephone: (519) 526-7514
38498 Ball's Ln
Auburn, Ontario, Canada
Museums & Attractions
- THE BRIDGE THAT LOVE BUILT
Ball’s Bridge was built in 1885 when a smitten engineer, working on the bridge at the mouth of the Maitland in Goderich, fell in love with one of the Ball daughters. He built Ball’s Bridge so that she would no longer have to get her feet wet when crossing the Maitland River near her home. Ball's Bridge has been a part of the Maitland River landscape for over 125 years! Ball's Bridge appears to retain an excellent degree of historic integrity. Ball's Bridge, as a two span structure, is exceptionally rare, and stands out as a significant example among Ontario’s remaining pin connected truss bridges. Even the construction of the bridge back in 1885 resulted in
a marriage between the bridge engineer and a member of the Ball family. Take a drive over this bridge and witness its tranquillity.
Located 4.5 km south of Auburn on Little Lakes Rd. Just west of Baseline Road (County Rd. #8). Follow the signs.
Driving Directions: GPS Coordinates courtesy of Huron County Geographic Information Services (GIS)