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G.D.C. Morton Memorial Bridge

G.D.C. Morton Memorial Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Joseph Hollick, flickr.com/photos/31155442@N03/48322373107/

Bridge Documented: July 16, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Bridge Street (Brooklyn Road) Over Moira River
Tweed: Hastings County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1898 By Builder/Contractor: Central Bridge and Engineering Company of Peterborough, Ontario and Engineer/Design: William H. Law of Peterborough, Ontario
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
100.0 Feet (30.5 Meters)
Structure Length
200.0 Feet (61 Meters)
Roadway Width
14 Feet (4.27 Meters)
2 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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This is an extremely rare multi-span example of a pin-connected truss bridge surviving in Ontario. It is further significant as the work of a noteworthy bridge company, the Central Bridge and Engineering Company, which noted engineer William H. Law worked at. Before coming to Canada, William H. Law worked with Murray Dougal and Company of Milton, Pennsylvania. Similarites can be seen in the design of bridge builder plaques between these two companies, particuarly the use of a shield in the builder plaque design. 

The G.D.C. Morton Memorial Bridge remains in its original location, and has been closed to vehicular traffic but remains open to non-motorized traffic.

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