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Brighton Road Bridge

Brighton Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: April 12, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Brighton Road (CR-64) Over Murray Canal (Trent-Severn Waterway)
Location
Rural: Northumberland County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1947 By Builder/Contractor: Central Bridge Company of Tenton, Ontario

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 bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: This heritage bridge was demolished and replaced.

This bridge is a rare example of a pony truss swing bridge. The bridge retains excellent historic integrity with no major alterations. The bridge also still opens for boats.

There were once apparently three swing bridges of this design on the Murray Canal along with a plate girder railway bridge. Today, the railway bridge and this highway swing bridge are the only two unaltered heritage bridges. The swing bridge at Carrying Place appears to have been replaced with a modern bridge that imitates the design of the original bridge. A third swing bridge in between this bridge and the railway bridge, near the mid-point of the canal, has been completely demolished.

Given this, the preservation of this heritage bridge should be given a high priority. The bridge should be rehabilitated with attention paid to maintaining original materials and design, rather than complete replacement, even if a replacement might imitate the design of the heritage bridge.

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