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Burk's Bridge

Concession Road 5 Bridge

Burk's Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 21, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Concession Road 5 Over Nottawasaga River
Location
Rural: Simcoe County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Concrete Rainbow Through Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1934 By Builder/Contractor: R. A. Blyth and Engineer/Design: W. A. Spellman

Technical Facts

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

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge is an excellent example of a concrete rainbow arch bridge, also known as a concrete bowstring bridge. This bridge has a fairly long span for a concrete bowstring without overhead bracing. The bridge is unaltered and thus has excellent historic integrity. The bridge overall appears to be in decent physical condition, making this bridge a good candidate for rehabilitation and preservation.

Thanks to Eric May for sending photos of the easy-to-miss inscriptions on the bridge which provide the information on bridge name, contractor, engineer, etc. These photos are now included in the photo gallery.

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