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

In 1906, this steel pony truss bridge was built over the Little Saskatchewan River in the Rural Municipality of Daly. It was used until 1981 when it was purchased by the Town of Birtle and moved to this site over the Birdtail Creek as a project commemorating Birtle’s 100th anniversary. A former railway bridge was installed in its place at the original site.

The former Kirkham’s Bridge at Birtle

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

The former Kirkham’s Bridge at Birtle

The former Kirkham’s Bridge at Birtle (September 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.42033, W101.06155
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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


From Generation to Generation compiled in 1958 and 1987 by the Kirkham’s Bridge Women’s Institute.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2021

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