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Allanburg Bridge

Welland Canal Bridge #11

Allanburg Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 16, 2005 and December 25, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
RR-20 Over Welland Canal
Allanburg: Niagara Region, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1932 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Ash, Howard, Needles, and Tammen of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
200 Feet (60.96 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

View A Report About The Windoc Freighter Collision

This bridge is one of several vertical lift bridges of similar design on the Welland Canal. The bridge can be raised to provide a clearance of 119.7 feet (36.5 meters).

In 2001, this bridge was mistakenly lowered on top of the freighter Windoc before it was able to get all the way past the bridge. The Windoc suffered severe damage, while the bridge suffered minor damage mainly to the bottom chord. The bridge was repaired shortly after the accident. The only major alteration and visible change following those repairs is that bolts replaced original rivets, indicating where steel was replaced or repaired. A video of the collision is available here.

A visit to the bridge in 2012 found on of the large cable drums (which handle the cables at the top of the towers) apparently has been replaced, since the original has been left on display on the ground near the bridge.




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