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Mt. Forest Bridge

Constable Rick Hopkins Memorial Bridge

Mt. Forest Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 26, 2015 and April 21, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
KH-6 (Main Street) Over South Saugeen River
Location
Wellington North (Mt. Forest): Wellington County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1961 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)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a regionally rare example of a highway deck truss. Given its relatively late construction date of 1961, it is not surprising that it features bolted connections instead of riveted connections. The built-up beams on the bridge are riveted however. The bridge is also noted for retaining its original standard design ornamental railings.

In 2012, this bridge was officially renamed the Constable Rick Hopkins Memorial Bridge in honor of this officer being shot in Mt. Forest in 1982.

2019 Update: This bridge has been altered with the replacement of the original ornamental railings with modern (ugly) parapet and tube railing as part of a rehabilitation project. While it is great to see the truss has been rehabilitated, it is disappointing that the original attractive railings were not retained.

Above: 2019 photo of bridge showing replacement railing and repainted truss. Photo Credit: Caleb Barker.

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