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Dawson Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): C. Hanchey, CC BY-NC 2.0, flickr.com/photos/21953562@N07/

Bridge Documented: May 23, 2015

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rowland Road Over North Saskatchewan River
Location
Edmonton: Edmonton, Alberta: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 14 Panel Rivet-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Rivet-Connected Camelback Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1912 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2010
Main Span Length
250 Feet (76 Meters)
Structure Length
776 Feet (237 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge consists of three Camelback truss spans, one large Pennsylvania through truss span, and one small Pratt truss span. All are through trusses. The bridge first was designed for horse-drawn wagons and electric trains to access the Dawson Coal Company mine located on the east bank. The bridge construction cost was $145,000. Its purpose was for allowing coal to be transported quickly into the heart of the city for industry and home heating. After closure of the Dawson Mine in 1944, the bridge was converted to carry only highway vehicles. At least some of the steel on the bridge was British, sourced from Dorman Long. The bridge is listed on the Edmonton Inventory of Historic Resources and was designated as a Municipal Historic Resource.

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