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Pont Lavigueur (Lavigueur Bridge)

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Pont Lavigueur (Lavigueur Bridge)

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 8, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rue de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres Over Rivière Saint-Charles
Location
Québec City: Capitale-Nationale, Québec: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Movable: Single Leaf Bascule (Heel Trunnion) and Approach Spans: Metal 6 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1916 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Strauss Bascule Bridge Company (Strauss Engineering Company) of Chicago, Illinois

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
85 Feet (26 Meters)
Structure Length
195 Feet (59 Meters)
Roadway Width
23 Feet (7.01 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge has been altered, resulting in a severe loss of historic integrity and significance!

Bridge Status: All structural steel and machinery related to the bascule function of the bridge has been removed!

This former bascule bridge has had all of its bascule-related machinery and structure removed, but still retains significance as a riveted through truss. Based on historical photos, it appears the bridge functioned as a Strauss heel-trunnion bascule bridge. Looking closely at the end of the western through truss span, you can see where the steel from the bascule steel was cut off of the bridge. Today, the bridge has the appearance of a two span through truss bridge with a short western approach span where the bascule counterweight frame once sat. The bridge is today configured as a one-lane bridge with bicycle lanes, and as such, traffic on the bridge is controlled by signal.

Lengths given are estimates.

Above: Historical photo showing bridge with bascule structure intact. Photo Source: Ville de Québec.

Above: Historical photo showing bridge with bascule structure intact. Photo Source: Ville de Québec.

Above: Historical photo showing bridge with bascule structure intact. Photo Source: Ville de Québec.

Above: Historical photo showing bridge with bascule structure intact. Photo Source: Ville de Québec.

Above: View showing earlier 1867 bridge at this location. It was built under the direction of businessman William John Bickell who owned a mill nearby.

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