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Churchville Road Bridge

Churchville Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 23, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Churchville Road Over Credit River
Location
Brampton: Peel Region, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1911 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
90 Feet (27 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a traditionally composed example of a riveted Warren pony truss bridge. Overall, it retains good historic integrity. However, the lattice railings, as appropriate and original as they may appear, are not original to the bridge. The bridge originally had pipe railings. Also, one of the vertical members appeared to be replaced. The replacement was in-kind, however bolts were used instead of rivets. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this bridge is the sheer variety of steel mills that were tapped to provide the steel for this bridge. The names of no less than four different mills appear on the bridge. One member had a difficult to read name that may be a fifth name, and the replaced diagonal member introduced a sixth name to it. The original, identified names on the bridge include Carnegie, Lackawanna, Jones and Laughlin, and perhaps most interesting, Dorman Long and Company (Middlesbrough, England). The difficult to read brand might read Carnegie or Inland. Finally, the replaced diagonal member bears "Canada" on it.

A historical photo of a bridge that only mentions that the bridge is over the Credit River in Toronto Township appears to be the Churchville Road Bridge. The photo appeared in the 1911 Ontario Sessional Papers, thus it is assumed that this bridge dates to ca. 1911.

 

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
43.632860,-79.758860

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