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Bridge To Nowhere

So a few years ago Windsor City Council decided that the city was being choked by the lack of road crossings over Little River. There are only two main crossings – Riverside Dr. and Tecumseh Rd. Tecumseh was designed to handle the high volumes of traffic, but Riverside isn’t. However, as more and more idiots feel the need to build stucco Garage-mahals out in what was a few years ago…
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A Stroll Though The Ghettohood

Here are a few various photos I took the other day on a stroll I took from my house to the River and Back. Through the neighborhood just east of the Casino. A sample of some of the fine housing stock. A bankrupt, vacant former Nursing Home. Vacant, overgown lots &#038…
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The Ultimate Sacrifice

This past Friday May 5th, Senior Constable John Atkinson, 37, a 15-year veteran of the Windsor Police, became the first member in the force’s 120 year history to be shot and killed. From the Officer Down Memorial Page: Constable John Atkinson Windsor Police Service Ontario End of Watch: Friday, May 5, 2006 Biographical Info Age: 37 Tour of Duty: 15 years Badge Number: Not available Incident…
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Dougall Avenue Overpass

Today’s PDJ is not really an exciting or terribly intersting subject, but it is notable. From an engineering perspective this bridge was quite a feat. This came from the engineering firm of M.M. Dillon of London, Ontario, who are still around: This is one of two…
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Kasle Steel

Back at the end of March, on the end of the Canadian Motor Lamp post, there were some comments posted about terrible places to work. Burningrome had posted that the worst place to work in Windsor “had to be Kasle Steel over on Sprucewood by the racetrack &#8211…
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Dominion Forge

On Seminole across the street from the former Motor Lamp factory is the massive Dominion Forge Complex. Once home to giant stamping presses that fabricated parts for the automotive industry, the complex today is used as a warehouse. Stories have it that the presses were so…