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Freeport Bridge

King Street East Bridge

Freeport Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: October 21, 2005 and July 20, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
King Street East Over Grand River
Location
Kitchener: Waterloo Region, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Concrete Rainbow Through Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1926 By Builder/Contractor: Campbell and Lattimore of Toronto, Ontario

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2003
Main Span Length
72 Feet (22 Meters)
Structure Length
525 Feet (160 Meters)
Roadway Width
36 Feet (10.97 Meters)
Spans
7 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is among the longest of the concrete bowstring through arch bridges, often called rainbow arch bridges, in Ontario. This breathtaking seven span structure isn't even the longest... in Caledonia there is a nine span example, also over Grand River! The five span Bridgeport Bridge, also in Kitchener is another long multi-span example. Rainbow arch bridges are among the most beautiful of concrete bridges and they are enjoyable to view and cross as well. This magnificent bridge is also the oldest of its type in Waterloo Region, with a 1926 construction date, and its historic integrity is intact. The bridge was extensively rehabilitated in 2003 and an informative sign was even put up describing the history of the bridge. Waterloo Region has been a leader in Ontario in conducting historic bridge inventories and following through with preservation of the region's historic structures. This structure's preservation is an example of those efforts.

Don Drews created a YouTube slide show of this bridge available here.

This bridge was rated as Waterloo Region's most important historic bridge under the Ontario Heritage Bridge rating system.

Information and Findings From Waterloo Region Heritage Bridge Inventory

Waterloo Region Assigned Heritage Ratings:

Overall Score: 78. (Heritage Bridge scores range from 50 up to generally 78)

Listed in Top Ten Waterloo Region Heritage Bridge List. Rank: #1

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