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Manitoba Business: Dominion Bridge Company

This Montreal-based firm, which had operated a steel fabricating plant in Winnipeg since around 1906, declared bankruptcy in September 1998 and its assets were eventually sold.

Chief Engineers (Western Division)

Period

Chief Engineer

1930-1956

Harry Manning White (1888-1969)

Some of its steel bridges around Manitoba include:

Bridge Type

River

Municipality

Built

Status

Through Truss

Hudson Bay

Port Nelson (Northern Manitoba)

1912-1917

 

Through Truss

Lee

RM of Lac du Bonnet

1915

Demolished (?)

Pony Truss

Birdtail

Municipality of Prairie View

1923

 

Through Truss

Assiniboine

RM of Wallace-Woodworth

1926

 

Beam

Winnipeg

RM of Lac du Bonnet

1931

 

Through Truss

Assiniboine

Municipality of Riverdale

1946

 

Through Truss

Qu’Appelle

RM of Ellice-Archie

1948

 

Through Truss

Bowsman

Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman

1948

 

Through Truss

Assiniboine

RM of St. Francois Xavier

1948

 

Pony Truss

Shell

Municipality of Roblin

?

 

Pony Truss

Turtle

Municipality of Ste. Rose

?

 

See also:

Manitoba Business: Manitoba Bridge and Iron Works

Sources:

“Workers eye buying steel plant,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 September 1998, page 31.

“Dominion Bridge plant jumps back into action,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 1999, page 24.

“Dominion Bridge tax sale may be city’s richest,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 2009, page B2.

We thank Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 September 2022

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