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Red Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Gordon Anderson

Bridge Documented: February 1, 2010

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Mt. Paul Way Over South Thompson River
Kamloops: Thompson-Nicola District, British Columbia: Canada
Structure Type
Wood 10 Panel Howe Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Wood Howe Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Canada has a wealth of beautiful bridges with heritage value, however due to the lack of a national bridge inventory in the country, as well as limited coverage from other bridge-related websites, these treasures are largely unknown to the world. Unfortunately, much of the large country of Canada is beyond the HistoricBridges.org team's current area of coverage as dictated by limitations in time and funding. As such, this bridge has not yet been photo-documented/inspected by any members of the HistoricBridges.org team.  Because of all these facts, in particular the importance of raising awareness of heritage bridges in Canada, HistoricBridges.org has chosen to include a number of Canadian bridges with photos acquired from helpful website contributors, and/or by creating a Public Photograph Compilation. Photos available for Canadian bridges offered through these methods may offer an incomplete photo-documentation, lacking sufficient overview and/or detail photos, however it is hoped that the photos and narratives offered will still be of benefit.

About This Bridge

This bridge is a rare example of a wooden truss bridge that is not a covered bridge. The bridge features a main channel span that is a Howe through truss. There is a single Howe deck truss spans on each side of the through truss span. The remaining spans are wooden stringer spans supported by a complex system of wooden bents. It was apparently built in the early 1900s. Although there are no immediate plans to replace the bridge, a long-term plan to replace the bridge is in place and this plan includes the preservation and conversion of this bridge for non-motorized use. The bridge was initially part of the original Yellowhead Highway.


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