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Forks Road Bridge

Welland Canal Bridge #18

Forks Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 23, 2005 and March 20, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Forks Road Over Welland Canal (Abandoned)
Location
Dain City: Niagara Region, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Ash, Howard, Needles, and Tammen of New York, New York

Technical Facts

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

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished in 2019.

Believe it or not, this bridge is, or rather was, a vertical lift bridge... but its towers have been removed which make it look like a strange truss bridge. This bridge is located on a section of the old Welland Canal, which is no longer used anymore. The towers were removed, apparantly so that the owners did not have to worry about them anymore. While this is a horrible thing to do as far as historic integrity is concerned, at the same time, the bridge still converys some heritage value, and as a riveted truss bridge it looks much more attractive than any modern bridge would. The bridge simply looks more like a fixed truss bridge.

This bridge is next to the Forks Railroad Bridge.

Below are photos taken by Ed Blasinski showing the bridge after demolition.

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