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Blatchford Bridge

Blatchford 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-32 Over Speed River
Location
Rural: Wellington County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1949 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1992
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
106.3 Feet (32.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
26.6 Feet (8.11 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a good representative example of a mid-20th Century pony truss in Ontario. It carries a two lane road which appears to see a fair amount of traffic including trucks. The bridge appears to remain in decent condition, however rust is beginning to show through the paint system suggesting that planning should begin for at least a spot painting if not a more comprehensive repainting. The bridge retains original lattice railings. The bridge appears to be unaltered from its original design except for one change. On a couple panels of the truss web a secondary diagonal member was added from the middle of the main diagonal member down to a bottom chord connection. Immediately east of the bridge is the concrete substructure from the previous bridge at this location.

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