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Prangley Drain Bridge

Prangley Drain Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: Spring 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-21 (Base Line Road) Over Prangley Drain (Little Bear Creek)
Location
Rural (Near Dresden): Chatham-Kent Region, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Concrete Rainbow Through Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
66 Feet (20 Meters)
Structure Length
68 Feet (20.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
23.8 Feet (7.25 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

This bridge is a good representative example of a single-span concrete bowstring, also known as a rainbow arch, in Ontario, and it is the only such structure in the Region of Chatham-Kent. The structure of the arch appears to be in good shape, although the railings are spalling quite a bit. The bridge carries heavy traffic, including many trucks as it serves CR-21, which was formerly KH-21 prior to the provincial downloading. Despite the poor condition of the railings, the railings are original, and because of this the bridge represents the original design better than restored bridges like the Warwick Bridge, which had its railings replaced. That said, it would be better to see the Prangley Drain Bridge repaired in a manner similar to the Warwick Bridge rather than demolishing and replacing the bridge with a nondescript modern bridge that would offer no heritage value.

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