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Touchette Bridge

Pont Touchette

Touchette Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 19, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-650 Over South Nation River
Location
Rural: Prescott and Russell United Counties, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1950 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec and Engineer/Design: Arthur Sedgwick

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
245 Feet (74.7 Meters)
Structure Length
245 Feet (74.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a later example of a riveted truss bridge in Ontario with a 1950 construction date. It has a graceful arch-like Parker truss design. The engineer listed on the bridge plaque is Arthur Sedgwick, which is presumably the same noteworthy engineer who served the predecessor to the Ministry of Transportation which was the Ontario Department of Highways. The bridge was named after Monsignor Joseph Hercules Touchette (1868-1954) who was a priest in nearby Casselman from 1893 to 1953. After a fire in 1897, he encouraged residents to stay and rebuild their homes rather than leave for someplace else.

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