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Brilliant Bridge

Highway 93 Bridge

   


Brilliant Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 20, 2014
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
BC-3A (Highway 93) Over Kootenay River
Location
Brilliant: Central Kootenay District, British Columbia
Structure Type
Metal Hingeless Solid Ribbed Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1966 By Builder/Contractor: Western Bridge Company of Vancouver, British Columbia

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
300 Feet (91.4 Meters)
Structure Length
992 Feet (302.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 7 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge was the replacement for the 1913 suspension bridge which remains preserved for pedestrian use next to this bridge. The two bridges make a comparison in terms of both age and design. Indeed the interpretive signage for the suspension bridge discusses this arch bridge as a comparison. Photos of this sign are included in the photo gallery. Visit the suspension bridge page for photos of more interpretive signs.

The north abutment has an unusual cantilevered corner that allows a road to pass under the bridge without the abutment sticking into the roadway.

While not an early example of a steel arch bridge, this arch bridge is today old enough to have some heritage value. The structure type is uncommon and this example retains good historic integrity.

Lengths given for this bridge are rough estimates.

Contractors for the bridge included:

Northern Construction Company and J. W. Stewart Limited.

Western Bridge Division Canada Iron Foundries, Limited

H. B. Contracting Limited

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