Not much traffic on the Burlington Bay Skyway Bridge early on October 30, 1958.
Windy up there too, especially for pedestrians.
Officially opening day for the Burlington Bay Skyway Bridge, and before the cars, trucks, and buses were allowed to start using the bridge, people were allowed to take in the view of the harbor or Lake Ontario from the deck.
Also, before the motorized traffic was unleashed, the first vehicle to officially pay to pass through a Skyway toll booth was the above, driven by OPP Constable Thomas Morkin, with son Tommy along for the ride.
Toll gate open – price for cars 15 cents, and other vehicles, especially trucks, could be charged as much as 45c cents depending on size.
In all there were 11 toll booths and they would remain in operation until December 28, 1973.
All photos courtesy PreVIEW, Local History and Archives, Hamilton Public Library.