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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Concrete Arch Bridge (Whitemud River, Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

This concrete arch bridge over the Whitemud River, near Arden in what is now the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne, was built in 1916 on a design by engineer M. A. Lyons, at a cost of $9,499, the first of its kind to be constructed in Manitoba. After it was bypassed by a realignment of Highway 352 in the early 1990s, the bridge was abandoned and demolished around 2008.

Concrete arch bridge (1917)
Source: Report of the Good Roads Board for the Fiscal Year Ending November 20th 1918, Department of Public Works, Province of Manitoba. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

The former concrete arch bridge

The former concrete arch bridge (October 2007)
Source: John Dietz

Closeup view of the former concrete arch bridge

Closeup view of the former concrete arch bridge (October 2007)
Source: John Dietz

Site of the former concrete arch bridge

Site of the former concrete arch bridge (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.23477, W99.24780
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Concrete Arch Bridge (Whitemud River, Arden, Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Concrete Arch Bridge (Whitemud River, Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

Sources:

“Lansdowne,” pages 60-61, Report of the Good Roads Board for the Fiscal Year Ending November 30th 1916, Department of Public Works, Province of Manitoba. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

Pioneering in Highway Bridges for the Province of Manitoba and the Engineering Profession by George Alois De Pauw, 1993, page 47.

We thank John Dietz for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2017

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