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Decew Road Bridge

Decew Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: January 1, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Decew Road Over Lake Gibson (12 Mile Creek)
Location
Thorold: Niagara Region, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 4 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Pony Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Standard Steel Construction Company of Port Robinson, Ontario

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

This heritage bridge was demolished in Summer 2010!

Multi-span pony truss bridges are uncommon, but this two-span pony truss was right around the corner from another multi-span pony truss. This bridge was interesting because it featured two main spans, but the two main spans were not identical in size. It is unclear why the bridge was built this way. There was v-lacing under the top chord and end post, and original lattice railings remained. Vertical members were i-beams and diagonals were built-up with battens. There was a concrete t-beam approach span at each end of the bridge. Piers for the bridge appear to be an unusual combination of concrete and steel caisson.

This bridge could have been rehabilitated, but was demolished and replaced with an ugly modern bridge. This represents the typical approach the Niagara Region takes to its heritage bridges.

Above: Photo of replacement bridge. Photo Credit: Ed Blasinski

Above: Photo of replacement bridge. Photo Credit: Ed Blasinski

Above: Photo of replacement bridge. Photo Credit: Ed Blasinski

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