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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Concrete Bowstring Arch Bridge (Seine River, Finnigan Road, Ste. Anne)

Replacing a wooden bridge constructed in Ste. Anne in the 1870s, this 50-foot concrete arch bridge over the Seine River was completed in October 1921 by the Cusson Lumber Company, at a cost of $13,678 borne equally by the provincial and municipal governments. Designated as a municipally-significant historic site in 1987, the bridge was used for local traffic until closed to all but pedestrians and cyclists in 2012. Its heritage status was revoked in early 2013 and the bridge was slated for demolition later in the year.

Concrete bowstring arch bridge

Concrete bowstring arch bridge (1993)
Source: George Penner

Concrete bowstring arch bridge

Concrete bowstring arch bridge (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former site of concrete bowstring arch bridge

Former site of concrete bowstring arch bridge (July 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.66238, W96.63644
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Good Roads Board Records, GR0016, Schedule A0215, G10707, Folio 5, RM of Ste. Anne, Archives of Manitoba.

Piney Road Bridge, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

This page was prepared by Ken Jacobs, Tim Worth, Rose Kuzina, George Penner, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2020

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