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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Concrete Bowstring Arch Bridge (Souris River, Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress)

This concrete bowstring bridge over the Souris River in what is now the Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress was designed by engineer E. S. Kent and constructed in 1921 using day labour at a cost of about $25,700. Originally a three-arch bridge, the northern-most arch was damaged during a flood in 1976 and was later removed. The bridge collapsed completely during the flood of 2011.

Concrete bowstring arch bridge on the Souris River

Concrete bowstring arch bridge on the Souris River (no date)
Source: Janet Moore

Concrete bowstring arch bridge on the Souris River

Concrete bowstring arch bridge on the Souris River (2010)
Source: Ken Jacobs

Treesbank Concrete Bridge

Bridge being damaged by flood water (June 2011)
Source: Travis Everard

Treesbank Concrete Bridge

Site of the former bridge (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.62798, W99.59883
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Historic bridges inventory book (no date), Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation.

Pioneering in Highway Bridges for the Province of Manitoba and the Engineering Profession by George A. DePauw, 1993, page 69.

We thank Lisa Wilhelm, Adam Sobkow, Travis Everard, and Janet Moore for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 May 2017

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