Historic Sites of Manitoba: Timber Through Truss Bridge (Roseau River, Gardenton, RM of Stuartburn)
Designed in March 1918 by engineer Neil B. MacTaggart and constructed later that year by contractor M. Kelly at a cost of $6,629, this timber through truss bridge spans 81 feet (25 meters) of the Roseau River east of Gardenton, in the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn. It has a one-lane wood roadway, bolted skeletal wood framework, and a substructure made of stone with concrete abutments. Now a municipally-designated historic site, it was refurbished as part of the Manitoba Prairie Icons project. A commemorative monument stands nearby.
Good Roads Board Records, GR0016, Schedule A0215, G10706, Folio 1, RM of Stuartburn, Archives of Manitoba.
Pioneering in Highway Bridges for the Province of Manitoba and the Engineering Profession by George Alois De Pauw, 1993, page 47.
Gardenton Truss Bridge, NW 35-1-6E, Gardenton area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.
We thank Wayne Arseny for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 28 January 2018
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