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QEW Welland River Bridge

QEW Welland River Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: March 20, 2012

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Key Facts

Location
Niagara Falls: Niagara Region, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1941 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1990
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
946 Feet (288.34 Meters)
Roadway Width
40 Feet (12.19 Meters)
Spans
18 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Information from Ontario Bridge Inventory: Bridge width: 13.2 meters.

This is a pair of very long steel stringer bridges that carries the QEW over Welland River and a railway line. The deck of the bridge has been extensively altered and reconstructed. However the view from below shows a lot more original details. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of the bridge is the interestingly shaped piers. The bridge includes diaphragms that are riveted to the stringers... the rivets being evidence of the age of the bridge. The bridge likely dates to the late 1930s or early 1940s.

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