This bobtail swing bridge has been abandoned in the open position along this historic canal. The bridge shows a number of alterations to the steel members of the truss, although the overall bridge retains its original design. The bridge displays a combination of pin connections and riveted connections, which is unlike the other movable bridges on this canal. This is because the bridge has a unique history. It was in fact built in 1887/1888 by the Montreal Bridge Works making it the oldest of all of the bridges currently along the canal. The bridge was originally installed across the Lachine Canal (In Montréal) and was 16 feet longer. The bridge was moved to Chambly in 1923 where it was shortened. Thanks to Ian Graham for discovering this history. 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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