Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 191


Timber Truss Bridge
North of Taylor on Curran Street,
Dominion City

Timber Truss Bridge

Designation Date: February 8, 2000
Designation Authority: R.M. of Franklin
Present Owner: R.M. of Franklin

The bridge that crosses the Roseau River in Dominion City is unique in Manitoba. Built in 1938, it features a fairly typical spanning technology—the truss, a system of triangulated members forming a rigid framework. What makes this bridge special is its material; where most truss bridges were made with steel, this one was of wood. That it has survived so long is a testament to the original bridge designer and builder, but also to the community, which has ensured its preservation.

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