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Black Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Ian Graham

Bridge Documented: April 30, 2018

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Matthiasville Road Over South Branch Muskoka River
Location
Bracebridge: Muskoka District, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1922 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
120.4 Feet (36.7 Meters)
Structure Length
120.4 Feet (36.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.4 Feet (4.08 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced in 2020.

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This bridge is one of few surviving heritage truss bridges in the region. It is located in a very scenic rural area, and beautiful views of the bridge can be found.

A proposed plan to demolish and replace this bridge with a new "replica" is false advertising. Riveted truss bridges are not built in Canada today. Any new truss bridge constructed would look a lot different than the existing bridge and would have no heritage value. It would be better to rehabilitate the heritage bridge, or even place the existing heritage trusses on a modern load-bearing superstructure, as was done with a bridge in Creemore, Ontario.

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