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Balls Bridge, one of the Most Romantic Destinations in Huron County
Balls Bridge, one of the Most Romantic Destinations in Huron County

When Kathryn, a civil engineer with a deep appreciation for the beauty and architecture of an old bridge, and Anthony, Owner and modern day bridge builder, were sent on a blind date to a local coffee shop, they never imagined their love of bridges would be the common ground that sent them in the direction of marriage.

Balls Bridge, also known as "the Bridge that Love Built", is arguably the most romantic bridge in Ontario. Located in Huron County and built out of true love by a smitten engineer in the mid 1880's, Ball's Bridge still sits in the middle of a scenic forest atop the Maitland River in the present day.

Bridge Tour Dates to A True Local Love Story
Bridge Tour Dates to A True Local Love Story

As conversation between Kathryn and Anthony turned to family, they identified their connection to construction and bridge building. Planning of a second date "bridge tour" began. Each time the couple met, they would spend hours driving around to different bridges in each one's home town giving them time to talk, get to know one another and fall in love in some of the most beautiful settings in nature.

Kathryn and Anthony viewed and spent time on many bridges together throughout their courtship but the beautiful and memorable Ball's bridge was deemed a favourite. Not only was this Heritage property positioned in the most picturesque setting but the geometrical design and intimate love story behind the building of the bridge made for a charming addition to the couple's very own story.

Happily Ever After for Kathryn and Anthony
Happily Ever After for Kathryn and Anthony

Their common passion for the construction and architecture of bridges grew to into a deep love between the couple who married in December of 2017.  After their wedding ceremony the couple celebrated with a stunning winter wonderland photo shoot on their beloved Ball's Bridge in Huron County. Yet another perfect ending on The Bridge That Love Built.

 

Photographer: Michael Steingard