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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 & 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 (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

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: 1 November 2020

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