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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Concrete Bowstring Arch Bridge (La Salle River, RM of Portage la Prairie)

Known locally as “The Rainbow Bridge,” this 50-foot concrete bowstring arch bridge over the La Salle River in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, near the village of Newton (SE27-11-5W) and the former railway siding of Gervais, was built by William Newman & Company. Construction was completed in October 1919 at a total cost of slightly over $7,000, borne equally by the municipal and provincial governments.

Concrete bowstring arch bridge over La Salle River

Concrete bowstring arch bridge over La Salle River (circa 1947)
Source: Portage Collegiate Archives, Caddy Halliday Collection.

Concrete bowstring arch bridge over La Salle River

Concrete bowstring arch bridge over La Salle River (October 2013)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

Site Location (lat/long): N49.94613, W98.05573
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Sources:

Good Roads Board Records, GR0016, Schedule A0215, G10706, Folio 29, RM of Portage la Prairie, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Neil Christoffersen, Gordon Goldsborough, and James Kostuchuk.

Page revised: 16 May 2017

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