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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Senkiw Suspension Bridge (Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

This bridge over the Roseau River in the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin was built in 1946 to enable students living on the south side of the river to attend Senkiw School on the north side. It replaced a hand-powered basket and pulley system that had been used nearby since 1916. The bridge, made of locally available materials such as cables wound around old threshing machine cylinders, was used daily by generations of local children. It required major repairs following a catastrophic flood in 1950. After the school closed in 1967, the bridge fell into disrepair. It was restored between 2004 and 2005 as a link in the Trans-Canada Trail, and was designated in 2005 as a municipal historic site.

Senkiw Suspension Bridge

Senkiw Suspension Bridge (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.19844, W96.88282
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Senkiw School No. 1387 (Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oldenburg Suspension Bridge (RM of Whitemouth)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Valley River Suspension Bridge (RM of Dauphin)


Suspension Bridge, SW 8-3-5E, Senkiw area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2020

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