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Old Nipawin Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Stephen Urquhart

Bridge Documented: May 20, 2013

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Location
Nipawin: Division 14 (Melfort), Saskatchewan: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 12 Panel Rivet-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec (Dominion Bridge Company of Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
280.0 Feet (85.3 Meters)
Structure Length
1,907.0 Feet (581.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a very rare example of a double-deck combined highway and railway bridge. For many years it served local highway traffic only, until 1973 when a new bridge used by most traffic today a ways north of here was completed. On June 16, 2021 Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways closed the road portion of the bridge due to rapidly deteriorating conditions however; the railway portion of the bridge currently remains active. The future of this highly significant heritage bridge, notably its highway deck, remains uncertain. Even if it is to remain closed, the highway portion of the bridge should not be removed, and should be left intact for its heritage value. The bridge was originally built by Canadian Pacific.

The historic integrity of the bridge is excellent and the bridge retains lattice railing on the highway deck.

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