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Beaverdams Road Bridge

Beaverdams Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 16, 2005 and December 25, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Beaverdams Road Over Lake Gibson (Power Canal, Beaverdams Creek)
Thorold: Niagara Region, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1946 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced.

This bridge is one of two similar truss bridges in the area. The other is the Merrittville Highway Bridge, which has two pony truss spans instead of one.

This bridge retains good historic integrity with no significant alterations to its original materials and design. Its trusses offer a geometric beauty not found in modern bridges. The trusses are composed of built-up beams that are riveted and include v-lacing and battens, which only adds to the geometric art of the bridge. The bridge has both Canadian (Algoma) and American (Bethlehem) steel as indicated by brands on the steel.

This bridge has been owned by Ontario Power Generation. After this bridge was demolished and replaced, following that project, the bridge is owned by Niagara Region. It would have been nice instead to see the bridge rehabilitated. The number of riveted truss bridges in the Niagara Region has been dropping rapidly, and there are plans for demolition of a number of bridges.

This bridge was next to an abandoned railroad plate girder bridge.

Above: Replacement bridge. Photo Credit: Ed Blasinski

Above: Replacement bridge. Photo Credit: Ed Blasinski

Above: Replacement bridge. Photo Credit: Ed Blasinski


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