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Laurier Bridge

Laurier Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Ian Graham

Bridge Documented: April 23, 2019

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Key Facts

Location
Ottawa: Ottawa City, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal Two-Hinged Solid Ribbed Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1900 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2003
Main Span Length
80 Feet (24.4 Meters)
Structure Length
305 Feet (93 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is an early and very unusual surviving example of a riveted steel deck arch in Canada. In 2003, the bridge was widened by adding two arch ribs increasing the total number of arch ribs from four to six. Despite this alteration, the original four arch ribs and bracing retain good historic integrity. For a steel deck arch bridge, the shape of the arches, nearly semicircular, are extremely unusual. The bridge is also noted for its skew. Lengths given are rough estimates.

 

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