Open spandrel concrete arch bridges are extremely rare in Ontario, and almost unheard of in this rural region of Ontario. This bridge is a very beautiful example with arched fascia beams between each arch column. It is a shame that the original railings on this bridge have been replaced with the typical ugly modern concrete barrier. This bridge should be a designated heritage bridge and the modern barriers should be replaced with replicas of the original railings. It is typically possible to design replica railings with a redesigned reinforcing system within that allows the historic design to meet modern crash tested standards. This approach has been applied frequently in the state of Oregon.
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