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Bridge Street Bridge

Bridge Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 5, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Bridge Street Over Nith River
Location
Rural: Waterloo Region, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1913 By Builder/Contractor: Hamilton Bridge Company of Hamilton, Ontario

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
150 Feet (45.72 Meters)
Structure Length
150 Feet (45.72 Meters)
Roadway Width
13.4 Feet (4.08 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge is similar to the nearby Oxford-Waterloo Road Bridge. Unlike that bridge, the Bridge Street Bridge retains original railings. The Bridge Street Bridge is an eight panel riveted Parker truss bridge. Its concrete deck appears to have been redone. The a-frame portal bracing shows signs of damage, possibly due to someone driving something too tall across the bridge. It is important for anyone who drives vehicles that are large or overweight to always obey height and weight restriction signs. Historic bridges have been literally destroyed, sent crashing into the river, by truck drivers not obeying weight limit signs. If not for ensuring the survival of the historic bridge, then for their own safety, people should seek an alternative route if their vehicle is too tall or heavy. The area around this bridge appears to be a popular fishing location for someone, and this bridge certainly adds to the ambience of a fishing experience.

Information and Findings From Waterloo Region Heritage Bridge Inventory

Waterloo Region Assigned Heritage Ratings:

Overall Score: 48. May Increase With Additional Research. (Heritage Bridge scores range from 50 up to generally 78)

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