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Port Stanley Bridge

Port Stanley Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: December 31, 2018

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-4 (Bridge Street) Over Kettle Creek
Location
Port Stanley: Elgin County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1939 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
220 Feet (67 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.53 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is an excellent, unaltered example of a 1930s bascule bridge in Ontario. It retains original railings, and the riveted girder bascule leafs are unaltered. Eight people died while building this bridge, which is a considerable loss of life for a bridge of this size built in 1937. The memorial plaque references the contractor for the substructure, suggesting it was due to an accident while building the abutments. For comparison, 11 people died building the Golden Gate Bridge.

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