This bridge is a beautiful example of a rainbow arch bridge, also called a concrete bowstring arch bridge. It is one of a once-large, but today shrinking number of such bridges surviving in Wellington County. This is one of the few that does not appear to be at risk for demolition. In 2000, the bridge was bypassed with a modern replacement bridge on new alignment nearby. This heritage bridge was allowed to remain standing where it carries pedestrian traffic as part of a trail system. The bridge was built by a noted contractor, Charles Mattaini, under the guidance of Wellington County engineer A. W. Connor. Constructed in 1916, this is an early surviving example of this attractive and noteworthy structure type. This bridge is listed on the Ontario Heritage Bridge List.
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