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Pont des Seigneurs (Bridge of Lords)

Pont des Seigneurs (Bridge of Lords)

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 11, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rue des Seigneurs Over Canal de Lachine
Location
Montréal: Montréal, Québec: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1898 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
140.0 Feet (42.7 Meters)
Structure Length
140.0 Feet (42.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is one of several surviving movable bridges on this heritage canal. The canal closed to commercial traffic in 1968, which is assumed to be when the bridge stopped operating for boats. The bridge has a substantial number of bolted alterations and possible steel replacement, but otherwise retains integrity of design. The bridge was jacked up slightly in 2000 so that pleasure boats can again use the canal without the bridge itself having to open.

Above: Historical photo showing previous 1866 bridge at this location.

Above: Historical photo of bridge.

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