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Glen Ridge Bridge
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Slides
Description
An image of the Glenridge cement high level bridge spanning the old Welland Canal, St. Catharines, showing two of the highest cement hydro poles on the left. The back of St. Paul Street is visible in the distance.
Notes
Slide File Number: 06.110-B-4

The Glen ridge (later Glenridge) Bridge crossed the valley of the 1st and 2nd Welland Canals and had an overall span of 740 feet supported by high arches. It opened for traffic in 1914 but by 1955 the bridge was showing severe structural issues and had to be demolished. A new Glendridge Bridge was built, opening for traffic in Dec. 1980.

The cement hydro poles were constructed c. 1902. At 150 feet, they were the tallest concrete structures in the world at that time. In 1971 the poles were deemed unsafe and demolished.
Inscriptions
Old Welland Canal, and Cement High Level Bridge, from Glen Ridge, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
Date of Original
Date Unknown
Subject(s)
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.16681 Longitude: -79.24958
Copyright Statement
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Contact
St. Catharines Public Library
Email:special.collections@stcatharines.library.on.ca
Website:
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54 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON L2R7K2
905-688-6103
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Glen Ridge Bridge


An image of the Glenridge cement high level bridge spanning the old Welland Canal, St. Catharines, showing two of the highest cement hydro poles on the left. The back of St. Paul Street is visible in the distance.