A concrete underpass under the Canadian National Railway line through Dauphin, measuring eight feet wide and 200 feet in length, was built in late 1921 by Winnipeg-based contractor George McLeod. It opened to pedestrian traffic in December 1921.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pedestrian Subway (Sixth Avenue South, Virden)
“Pedestrian subway plans,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 18 August 1921, page 1.
“Pedestrian subway,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 13 October 1921, page 1.
“The new subway,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 5 January 1922, page 8.
Dogtown to Dauphin by Adam Sharp Little, 1988, page 166.
This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 November 2022
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