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Dennison Road Bridge

Dennison Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 19, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Dennison Road Over Kemptville Creek
Location
Rural: Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
55 Feet (16.8 Meters)
Structure Length
55 Feet (16.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a classic riveted pony truss. The bridge has outriggers whose v-lacing passes over the vertical members of the truss as well. At the time it was documented, the bridge appeared to remain in good condition. It appeared that the abutments had been extensively repaired or replaced. The deck also looked to have been replaced. The trusses of the bridge, the source of the bridge's heritage value, appear to be largely unaltered, retaining good historic integrity with the only alteration being the removal and replacement of original railings. If the bridge continues to be maintained, this bridge has the potential to provide many years of safe and reliable service. The new deck is particularly well-designed. It includes a curb and drains that direct water down to the creek without causing it to drip on the trusses. Any time moisture can be directed away from a truss, deterioration rate will be reduced. The only improvement recommended would be to remount the modern guardrail so it is mounted to the deck. It is currently mounted directly onto the trusses. Because of this any vehicle impacts to the guardrail will transfer directly to the truss, potentially damaging the truss. Mounting into the deck protects the truss since the impact energey is dispersed into the deck and not directly into truss members.

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