This steel through truss bridge over the Assiniboine River in the Rural Municipality of Sifton was constructed in 1930 by Winnipeg contractor Neri Alphonsus Cain, using Plan No. 539, at a cost of $17,472.
Harrison steel through truss bridge #539 over the Assiniboine River (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Aerial view of Harrison steel through truss bridge #539 (September 2020)
Source: George Penner
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.78771, W100.60659
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: Neri Alphonsus Cain (1886-1976)
Manitoba historic bridges inventory book (1920s), copy in possession of Gordon Goldsborough on loan from David Ennis.
“Bridge over Assiniboine to be built,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 January 1930, page 22.
We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 February 2021
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