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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Louise Steel Through-Truss Bridge (Red River, Winnipeg)

Built in 1881 to convey trains across the Red River, the Louise Bridge in Winnipeg was later converted for automobile traffic. The present steel through-truss structure was built in 1910 by the Algoma Steel Bridge Company.

Drawing of the Louise Bridge

Drawing of the Louise Bridge (circa 1889)
Source: Souvenir of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Toronto News Company, 1889.

View of the original Louise Bridge

View of the original Louise Bridge (early 1880s) by F. V. Bingham
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0094

The present Louise Bridge, constructed in 1910

The present Louise Bridge, constructed in 1910 (April 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Louise Bridge

Louise Bridge (March 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90550, W97.11378
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 April 2020

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