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Pont 3 (Bridge 3)

Pont 3 (Bridge 3)

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 5, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pedestrian Walkway Over Canal de Chambly
Chambly: Montérégie, Québec: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1893 By Builder/Contractor: L. L. and Company of Montréal, Québec
Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
56.0 Feet (17.1 Meters)
Structure Length
56.0 Feet (17.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
10.6 Feet (3.23 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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One of the rarest types of movable bridge, this is the only known retractile bridge in Canada. The bridge was being repaired when HistoricBridges.org visited it. The bridge appears to be in a state of preservation. Although originally a vehicular bridge, it appears the bridge today only serves pedestrian traffic. The bridge operates for boats. If anyone has photos or videos of the bridge in operation and is willing to share them, please contact HistoricBridges.org. The bridge is a simple design. Unlike some retractile bridges that roll back at an angle, this one rolls directly backwards. The span itself is a simple stringer bridge. The cable sheaves on the bridge are cast iron and appear to say "L L Co. Montreal 1(8?)93. There is a hole drilled where what is assumed to be an 8 is located. Thus, it is assumed this bridge dates to 1893, but this is a guess. The number could also be a casting part number. Also, the L L Company might just refer to the casting company, and they may have not built the whole bridge. If anyone has further information on this bridge, which is one of the most unique bridges in Canada, please contact us. This bridge crosses the Canal de Chambly which is a National Historic Site of Canada. In the opinion of HistoricBridges.org, these historic bridges contribute to the heritage of the canal and should be preserved. To date, some of these bridges have been preserved, while others have been demolished.

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