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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Timber Through Truss Bridge (Roseau River, Dominion City, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

This bridge crossing the Roseau River at Dominion City in the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin was unique in Manitoba. Built in 1938, it used a system of triangulated members—trusses—forming a rigid framework. What makes this bridge special was its material; where most truss bridges were made with steel, this one was of wood. Regrettably, the bridge is no longer present. The municipality is considering a proposal to erect a commemorative plaque at the site.

Former location of the timber through truss bridge

Former location of the timber through truss bridge (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former location of the timber through truss bridge

Former location of the timber through truss bridge (June 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.14566, W97.15162
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Timber Through Truss Bridge (Roseau River, Gardenton, RM of Stuartburn)

Sources:

Timber Truss Bridge, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 October 2020

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