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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Concrete Culvert Bridge No. 1157 (Municipality of North Norfolk)

This concrete box bridge along Tower Road in the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk was constructed in 1925 by contractor William Newman. At that time, this municipal road was intended to become part of the developing Trans-Canada Highway. However, the municipal council received a petition from local citizens who asked to have the highway route changed to its present position, north of the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. This saved the building of two railway crossings but made the newly-constructed bridges on the original route unnecessary.

Concrete culvert bridge no. 1157

Concrete culvert bridge no. 1157 (September 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.94563, W98.87356
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Concrete Culvert Bridge No. 951 (Municipality of North Norfolk)

Memorable Manitobans: William Newman (1866-1952)

Sources:

Council minutes, 1924-1925, Rural Municipality of North Norfolk.

This page was prepared by Neil Christoffersen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2020

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