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Wight Island Bridge

Wight Island Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 22, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Wight Island Road Over Trent River (Trent-Severn Waterway)
Location
Trent River: Northumberland County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1912 By Builder/Contractor: Dickson Bridge Works Company of Campbellford, Ontario

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1991
Main Span Length
105 Feet (32 Meters)
Structure Length
105 Feet (32 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge today carries local traffic, providing the only access to tiny Wight Island. However, this bridge once carried an alignment of what is today highway 30, which continued off the island and over the rest of the river on a swing bridge. When the current high level bridge was completed west of the Wight Island Bridge in 1968, the swing bridge was demolished, leaving the Wight Island Bridge to serve the island only. In 1991, the Wight Island Bridge was rehabilitated. The bridge remains in good condition today. Local bridge builder Dickson Bridge Works of Campbellford, Ontario built the bridge using both American steel (Carnegie) and British steel (Skinningrove).

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