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Pont Lafleur (Lafleur Bridge)

Pont Lafleur (Lafleur Bridge)

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 11, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Avenue Dollard (Avenue Saint-Pierre) Over Canal de Lachine
Location
Montréal: Montréal, Québec: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1959 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec

Technical Facts

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

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Bridge Documentation

Built in 1959, this bridge was completed to supplement the adjacent bascule bridge and create a one-way couplet of bridges. While it is not as historically significant as the bascule bridge it sits next to, it remains highly important as a unique comparison between the two most popular competing types of early 20th century patented bascule types. As this bridge demonstrates, the Strauss heel trunnion bascule eventually fell from favor (the more simple Chicago fixed trunnion bridge gained favor), however the equally simple rolling lift design also remained popular, and continues to be built today in modern bascule bridges.

This bridge sits next to a heel-trunnion bascule bridge.

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