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Old Slys Road Bridge

Old Slys Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 20, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Old Slys Road Over Rideau Canal
Location
Smiths Falls: Lanark County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1962 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

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This is one of two operable plate girder swing bridges in Smiths Falls. This bridge is electrically powered. It is strongly bobtailed, with only a short section extending north from the swing pier, away from the canal. The swing pier itself rests on short next to the canal. This arrangement is similar to other swing bridges on the canal. This bridge has a cantilevered sidewalk on the west side. This sidewalk has an old style metal grate deck that is clearly not modern, and may be original to the bridge. However, the sidewalk rests on cantilevers that are not riveted and are bolted to the girder, suggesting that the sidewalk cantilevers were replaced, but the sidewalk grate decking was reused.

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