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Pont Lachapelle (Lachapelle Bridge)

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 11, 2019

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Key Facts

Montréal and Laval: Montréal, Québec and Laval, Québec: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
415 Feet (126.5 Meters)
Structure Length
861 Feet (262.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
34 Feet (10.36 Meters)
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Located at the site of the oldest bridge in the city, this rare continuous through truss has been paired with a modern through arch bridge which dates to 1975-1976. Steel on the bridge bears the names Bethlehem (noted on the lower bracing) and Illinois (noted on truss members). Previous bridges at this location included a timber truss bridge dating to 1839, and an 1882 iron bridge (possibly a pin-connected Camelback through truss)

Above: Historical photo of the bridge in 1948. This photo shows the bridge prior to removal of the lowest portion of the sway bracing for the purposes of increasing vertical clearance.

Above: 1930 photo showing newly completed bridge. What is believed to be one span of the previous 1882 bridge is visible at the far left in the photo. Source: Musée McCord

Above: Historical image of the 1839 timber truss bridge.

Above: Historical image of the 1839 timber truss bridge.


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