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Wiley Bridge

Wiley Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 23, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Gorewood Drive (Claireville Conservation Road) Over Credit River
Location
Brampton: Peel Region, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Concrete Rainbow Through Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1924 By Builder/Contractor: Langton and Bartho of Toronto, Ontario

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

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is an impressive concrete bowstring "rainbow" arch bridge. The bridge is large enough that overhead bracing is employed in the design of the bridge. The bridge has a notable skew to it, and as a result of this some creative engineering in the overhead bracing had to accommodate the skew. Two of the three overhead braces, specifically the ones at each end of the bridge, are positioned at an angle, while the center brace is perpendicular to the arches. This layout gives the bridge an unusual appearance. This bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic, however it remains open to non-motorized traffic on this section of Gorewood Drive which is today a trail for non-motorized traffic in the Claireville Conservation Area. The bridge is more than adequate for this type of use. In fact, even when compared to many bridges of this type still open to vehicular traffic, this bridge is in surprisingly good condition with no major cracking or spalling observed. Preservation of this bridge should not only receive a high priority, it likely also would be inexpensive to preserve.

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