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Bélanger Bridge

Bélanger Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Caleb Barker

Bridge Documented: July 18, 2018 and September 27, 2020

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Main Street (ON-593) Over Mattawa River
Location
Mattawa: Nipissing District, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Canadian Bridge Company of Walkerville, Ontario
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
100.0 Feet (30.5 Meters)
Structure Length
300.0 Feet (91.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Technically, this is two bridges separated by a tiny island. This unusual arrangement makes this a distinctive looking bridge. Lengths given are estimates and the total length includes the road over the island. The builder plaque is stolen but the scar left behind on the end post takes the shape of plaques by the Canadian Bridge Company. Remains of a very early concrete abutment dating to 1905 per markings on it are present next to this bridge, thus is seems likely this bridge replaced a ca. 1905 bridge.

Above: Historical photo of Mattawa which appears to show a previous bridge at this location.

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