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Lorne Bridge

Lorne Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: December 23, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Colborne Street Over Grand River
Location
Brantford: Brant County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1924 By Builder/Contractor: Port Arthur Construction Company and Engineer/Design: Frank P. Adams

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a relatively large concrete arch bridge in Ontario. It has arch spans that are visually distinguished by a lightweight appearance for a bridge of its age and size. In contrast, the bridge has massive piers. The bridge also has an approach span at the northeastern end of the bridge that carries the road over a railway. This span has been replaced with a modern span. A new abutment was constructed to accommodate this replacement span.

This bridge has been rehabilitated. The arches retain good historic integrity, but the original decorative concrete balustrade railings have been replaced with mundane modern railings apparently as part of a substantial reconstruction of the deck.

The previous bridge at this location was a pin-connected Whipple through truss bridge of 254 feet (77.4 meters) in length and built by Clark, Reeves and Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, and as such may have used the company's patented Phoenix columns. The Marquis of Lorne, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878-1883, attended the opening of the Whipple truss in 1879. This is why this crossing is today called the Lorne Bridge.

Bridge Plaque

LORNE BRIDGE
CONSTRUCTED 1923-1924

1923
MAYOR
F. W. BILLO

ALDERMEN

C. S. MOYER
W. H. FREEBORN
S. F. WHITHAM
J. J. FISHER
E. J. CAMPBELL
G. THOMAS
J. A. HAINER
J. PATTE
E. WALSH
J. D. ANSELL
A. A. LISTER
J. H. MINSHALL
W. H. BALLANTYNE
H. J. SYMONS
J. F. MCCANN

BOARD OF WORKS
A. A. LISTER
E. WALSH
G. THOMAS
J. D. ANSELL
C. S. MOYER CHAIRMAN

THE PORT ARTHUR CONSTRUCTION CO. CONTRACTORS
FRANK P. ADAMS ENGINEER


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