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Pont de Saint-Casimir (Saint-Casimir Bridge)

Pont de Saint-Casimir (Saint-Casimir Bridge)

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Susie Babcock

Bridge Documented: July 10, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
QC-354 (Rue Notre Dame) Over Rivière Sainte-Anne
Saint-Casimir: Capitale-Nationale, Québec: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1932 By Builder/Contractor: Gauthier et Julien of Portneuf Station, Quebec
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
160.0 Feet (48.8 Meters)
Structure Length
324.0 Feet (98.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
2 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Leading directly to a beautiful historic church in the center of town, this is a rare small-scale Baltimore truss bridge that retains good historic integrity. The bridge has lattice railings with cast iron posts that contain the name of the bridge builder: Gauthier et Julien of Portneuf Station, Quebec. The substructure contractor for the bridge was Émilien Giroux.

Despite the iconic location of this bridge in the heart of the town and leading directly to a beautiful church (the bridge and church compliement each other as major heritage landmarks), the municipality government of Saint-Casimir does not care about the heritage value of this bridge and is seeking its replacement. Saint-Casimir claims that other bridges of this type exist in the area, however, the two-span Baltimore truss configuration is in fact rare. Saint-Casimir wrongly described this bridge in a news article as a Pratt truss. A Baltimore truss is a subdivided form of a Pratt truss, and represents a more uncommon and complex engineering achievement. The other two bridges in the area are standard Pratt trusses. This bridge is a Baltimore truss. The provincial government agrees with the heritage value of this bridge, and rated the heritage value of the bridge as high. A better solution to demolishing this bridge would be to build a new bridge nearby and preserve this bridge for pedestrian use.

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Above: Historical photo showing previous bridge at location.

Above: Bridge as shown in original plans.


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