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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bridge of the Old Forts Plaque (Winnipeg)

The La Verendrye Bicentennial Committee plaque was erected in 1938 to commemorate at least seven fur trade forts built in the area, including Fort Rouge built by the French in 1738, Fort Gibraltar built by the North West Company in 1807, the first Fort Garry in 1822, and the second Fort Garry in 1835, both by the Hudson’s Bay Company. The plaque is now mounted on a limestone base at the northwest corner of the Main Street Bridge over the Assiniboine River.

Bridge of the Old Forts Plaque (2009)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88611, W97.13360
denoted by symbol on the map above

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Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 February 2012

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