Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

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.

Wooden through truss bridge over the Roseau River

Wooden through truss bridge over the Roseau River (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Wooden through truss bridge over the Roseau River

Wooden through truss bridge over the Roseau River (August 2014)
Source: Wayne Arseny

Site Location (lat/long): N49.08928, W96.68490
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Prairie Churches Project / Manitoba Prairie Icons Project


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

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.

Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.