Historic Sites of Manitoba: Burntwood Bailey Bridge (Thompson)

This pedestrian bridge in the City of Thompson is a small portion of a much larger structure that spanned the Burntwood River from 1957 to 1970. Named the Bailey Bridge after Sir Donald Bailey (1901-1985), a British War Office designer who invented a portable bridge that could be built quickly and efficiently with a few simple hand tools, this particular bridge was manufactured at Appleby, England.

Burntwood Bailey Bridge

Burntwood Bailey Bridge (October 2012)
Source: Maria Zbigniewicz

Burntwood Bailey Bridge

Burntwood Bailey Bridge (July 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N55.74640, W97.84642
denoted by symbol on the map above


We thank Maria Zbigniewicz and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 September 2021

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