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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Concrete Arch Bridge No. 540 (Gopher Creek, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

Construction of this 48-foot concrete arch bridge over Gopher Creek, on provincial road 257 (an original portion of the Trans-Canada Highway) on the outskirts of Virden in the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth, was completed in 1924 by the firm of J. C. Badger & Sons, at a cost of $10,540. After suffering flood damage, the bridge was condemned by provincial officials in 2014 and closed to all vehicle traffic.

Concrete arch bridge no. 540 over Gopher Creek

Concrete arch bridge no. 540 over Gopher Creek (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84151, W100.90957
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Connors Badger (1867-1934)

Sources:

Good Roads Board Records, GR0016, Schedule A0215, G10707, Folio 49, RM of Wallace, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba historic bridges inventory book (1920s), copy in possession of Gordon Goldsborough on loan from David Ennis.

We thank Lisa Wilhelm and Tony Capizzi for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2020

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