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Londesborough Bridge

Londesborough Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: April 11, 2015

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-4 (Former KH-4) Over South Maitland River
Location
Londesborough: Huron County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Concrete Open Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1933 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

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) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

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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