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CR-74 Bridge

CR-74 Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 1, 2007

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Key Facts

Location
Rural: Middlesex County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Concrete Rigid-Frame, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1956 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1991
Main Span Length
115 Feet (35 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge has been altered, resulting in a severe loss of historic integrity and significance!

Bridge Status: Original railings have been replaced!

Information from Ontario Bridge Inventory: Bridge width: 17.2 meters.

There are a number of graceful rigid-frame structures remaining on Highway 401. These structures, with their attractive arch shape, and their ornamental period railings are still relatively prolific on Highway 401, but are otherwise rare examples of old overpass construction. They also are rare examples of expressway overpasses that actually have aesthetic qualities to them. These overpasses make an interesting comparison to the historic Christina Street Bridge in Sarnia. The Christina Street Bridge has two spans, which is' a more typical configuration for an expressway overpass. In contrast, these Highway 401 structures sweep over the highway in a single span. Although they utilize a different structure type, in a loose way, the architecture of all these Ontario bridges is similar to that seen in Michigan with curved t-beam bridges such as the 6th Street Bridge, in terms of an arched beam and the same general design of railing.

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