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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kirkham’s Bridge (Little Saskatchewan River, Municipality of Riverdale)

In 1906, a steel truss bridge was built at this site over the Little Saskatchewan River in what is now the Municipality of Riverdale, replacing an earlier wooden bridge. It was used until 1981 when it was purchased by the Town of Birtle and moved to a new site. A former railway bridge was installed in its place.

Kirkham’s Bridge

Kirkham’s Bridge (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7456, Album 4, Page 22.

The site of Kirkham’s Bridge is now occupied by a former railway bridge

The site of Kirkham’s Bridge is now occupied by a former railway bridge (September 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Concrete abutments of the former Kirkham’s Bridge

Concrete abutments of the former Kirkham’s Bridge (September 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Kirkham’s Bridge at Birtle

The former Kirkham’s Bridge at Birtle (September 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91453, W100.14497
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Steel Pony Truss Bridge (Birdtail Creek, Birtle, Municipality of Prairie View)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kirkham’s Bridge Women’s Institute Monument (Municipality of Riverdale)

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 April 2021

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