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Manitoba Business: Manitoba Bridge and Iron Works

Founded in 1902 by Thomas R. Deacon and Hugh B. Lyall, the firm occupied a 15-acre site on Logan Avenue in Winnipeg for much of its history. It provided structural steel for numerous Winnipeg landmarks, including the Legislative Building and Union Station. In 1918, it purchased the Manitoba Rolling Mills at Selkirk then, in 1930, it became a division of Dominion Bridge. At that point, it left the fabrication of structural steel products to its parent company and instead focused on other areas of steel fabricating and manufacturing, operating under the name of Manitoba Bridge and Engineering Works. The company was dissolved in August 1982.

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Russ Deacon (1865-1955)

Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Buxton Lyall (1877-1948)

Manitoba Business: Dominion Bridge Company

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipegosis Steel Truss Bridge (Winnipegosis)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grandview Steel Bridge (Municipality of Grandview)

Sources:

“Steel markets improve,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1971, page 14.

“Notice of liquidation Manitoba Bridge & Engineering Works, Limited,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 January 1983, page 17.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2016

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