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Pont Baie Sauvage

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Pont Baie Sauvage

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 5, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
QC-263 Over Baie Sauvage (Lac Saint-François)
Location
Rural: Estrie, Québec: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1916 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
180 Feet (55 Meters)
Structure Length
540 Feet (165 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: Slated for demolition and replacement as soon as 2020!

This bridge is an impressive through truss noted for its multi-span configuration. This beautiful bridge in a very scenic location (indeed the bridge is located near Frontenac National Park) yet has been sentenced to the dumpster despite obvious preservation potential. The bridge is being replaced, reportedly because this road is a major highway in the region. That fact is not in dispute. However, preservation options for the heritage bridge have been dismissed. Although the new bridge is being built next to the heritage bridge, the heritage bridge will not be left standing next to its replacement and will be demolished. Even more ridiculous, the new bridge is being designed with a sidewalk for pedestrians. Surely a better option would have been to reduce the cost of the new bridge by not building a sidewalk, and instead preserving the heritage bridge for pedestrian use. Doing so would create a more scenic crossing for pedestrians and also would be safer, as they would be further away from the heavy highway traffic. One article claimed that a reason for demolishing the heritage bridge is to increase clearance for boats. However it would have been possible to jack up the heritage bridge if that was important enough.

 

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