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Pont Gauron (Gauron Bridge)

Pont Gauron (Gauron Bridge)

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 11, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Avenue Dollard (Avenue Saint-Pierre) Over Canal de Lachine
Location
Montréal: Montréal, Québec: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1913 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec and Engineer/Design: Strauss Bascule Bridge Company (Strauss Engineering Company) of Chicago, Illinois
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
165.0 Feet (50.3 Meters)
Structure Length
165.0 Feet (50.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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This is one of the few Strauss heel-trunnion bascule bridges surviving in Canada today. Although it no longer operates for boats, the bridge retains outstanding historic integrity, with all mechanical elements remaining in place. The bridge has a 725 ton counterweight. In 1959, a second bascule bridge was built next to this bridge creating a one way couplet of bridges. The second bascule bridge, Pont Lafleur, is a Scherzer type rolling lift bascule bridge. Thus, this site is now a unique setting where the two most popular competing types of early 20th century patented bascule types can be seen and compared next to each other.

This bridge sits next to a rolling lift bascule girder bridge.

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