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KH-3 KH-401 Bridge

Highway 3 Bridge

KH-3 KH-401 Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 29, 2012

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Windsor: Essex County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Concrete Rigid-Frame, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1956 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: M. M. Dillon and Company
Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
65.6 Feet (20 Meters)
Structure Length
131.2 Feet (40 Meters)
Roadway Width
42.2 Feet (12.86 Meters)
2 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge no longer exists!

This bridge was demolished and replaced ca. 2012-2013!

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This bridge is a rare surviving example of a concrete rigid-frame overpass in Ontario that is two spans. The bridge is configured in a t-beam style, with individual beams discernable under the bridge, rather than a uniform concrete slab as found on some rigid-frame bridges. This bridge is the longest of its type in this region of Ontario. Although all of Ontario's beautiful rigid-frame overpasses are decreasing in population as they are demolished and replaced, the single-span examples are more common that the two-span examples. The two-span examples are about to become even more rarer, thanks to a project to extend Kings Highway 401 to the Detroit River in preparation for a new international cable-stayed bridge. This project will include demolishing this beautiful overpass. The KH-3 bridge is significant as a relatively early surviving rigid-frame overpass, and it also is unaltered including original railings in place on the bridge.


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