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4th Line Bridge

Bridge No. CW22

4th Line Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 27, 2015

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
4th Line Over Speed River
Location
Centre-Wellington: Wellington County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Concrete Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1923 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
43.6 Feet (13.29 Meters)
Roadway Width
21 Feet (6.4 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Compared to the rest of Ontario, this area, particularly Centre-Wellington Township, apparently constructed an unusually large number of old concrete bridges. As of 2015, the area still retained a population density of both concrete bowstring arch bridges and concrete through girder bridges that was much higher than the rest of Ontario. These bridges are being replaced as time goes by however.

This bridge is a representative example of the concrete through girder bridges that were built in this area. This simple, utilitarian-looking bridge type never gained popularity in bridge construction, but was built in the United States and Canada mostly in the 1910s and 1920s.

This bridge has been closed to traffic.

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