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Bowen Road Bridge

Bowen Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 20, 2012 and December 25, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Bowen Road Over Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)
Location
Fort Erie: Niagara Region, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Concrete Rigid-Frame, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1941 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1999
Main Span Length
66 Feet (20 Meters)
Structure Length
131 Feet (40 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished in 2018.

Information from Ontario Bridge Inventory: Bridge width: 11.1 meters.

The Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) is the oldest inter-city freeway in Ontario, and appears to the oldest in all of Canada as well. Unfortunately, nearly all the original or early overpasses have been demolished and replaced. This was one of the last remaining interesting and early overpasses on the entire freeway today. Unfortunately, even it has now been demolished and replaced. Aside from its heritage value as an early overpass, the bridge was very attractive. Original Ontario standard ornamental metal railing panels remained on the bridge and were unaltered. The posts between the railing panels deviated from the typical standards and displayed more elaborate architectural details. The piers and abutments were also detailed with architectural embellishment. The rigid-frame structure design also lended graceful curves to the bridge appearance.

Above: Photo showing replacement bridge.

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