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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Selkirk Lift Bridge (Red River, Selkirk)

This steel truss bridge over the Red River in Selkirk was constructed in 1935 by the engineering firm of Macaw and Macdonald to replace an existing ferry. The centre section is raised by a system of pulleys and counterweights to allow ship to pass under the bridge.

Selkirk Lift Bridge

Selkirk Lift Bridge (1936)
Source: Kenneth Macaw (via David Ennis)

Selkirk Lift Bridge

Selkirk Lift Bridge (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Selkirk Lift Bridge

Selkirk Lift Bridge (May 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Aerial view of the Selkirk Lift Bridge

Aerial view of the Selkirk Lift Bridge (July 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.14139, W96.86900
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: M and M Construction / Macaw and Macdonald

Sources:

We thank Lisa Wilhelm, David Ennis, Rose Kuzina, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 July 2023

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