This bridge appears to be the largest and most significant remaining bridge in the Bruce Peninsula. It is a rare example of a multi-span concrete through girder in Ontario. Architectural expression is limited to the rectangular outlines on the girders.
There are two main spans to this bridge, and a third shorter approach span at the northern end of the bridge. The tops of the girders have concrete that appears to be slightly newer than the rest of the girders, most likely evidence of a repair project from many decades ago. The structure appears to be in excellent condition with no evidence of spalling.
A plaque on a modern bridge that parallels this bridge has a 1966 plaque on it, suggesting that this bridge ceased serving vehicular traffic in that year.
Located in a park setting, this bridge is in the perfect place for preservation. Fortunately, the local community seems to care about the future of this bridge, as the structure was nominated through the Ontario Heritage Act.
Ontario Heritage Act Designation Nomination Findings
STATEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE VALUE
The Sauble Falls Bridge is of cultural heritage value as an early
example of access across a waterway. The current bridge replaced the
original wooden structure and foot bridge which faced washouts during
severe weather events.
DESCRIPTION OF HERITAGE ATTRIBUTES
Key attributes of the bridge and road allowance site that reflect their
value as an important link to the history of the Town of South Bruce
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