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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

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

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 January 2018

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