|Other name(s):||Pont Turcot|
|Beginning of works:||1889|
|Completion:||24 December 1889|
|Status:||out of service|
Très-Saint-Sacrement, Montérégie, Quebec, Canada
|Coordinates:||45° 11' 53.57" N 73° 51' 48.71" W|
|total length||76.66 m|
|cost of construction||Canadian dollar 23 285|
|4 July 1888||
Call for tender is advertised requesting only fully riveted spans of mild steels, no pin-connected structures would be considered. Due date: 21 August 1888.
Plans and specifications for the stone masonry abutments are prepared and the substructure contract is let to Milliam Doran, a Canadian contractor.
Work on the abutments begins, but the excavation reveals poor soil conditions requiring piled foundations. For each abutment 42 piles with a diameter of 30.48 cm are driven to a depth of 6.7 metres and cut off and finished with a tenon end.
The abutments are completed. A trestle scaffold is constructed so that the superstructure works can begin. As the contract was awarded to a Belgian firm, the metal parts were fabricated in Belgium and shipped to Howick, Quebec. Some of the riveters where brought over by that company to help in the erection. Field riveting proceeds slowly due to the large number of rivets.
|24 December 1889||
Opened for traffic.
The structure is a double-intersection parabolic arch truss bridge.
- Gérard Macquet (designer)
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- The Turcot Riveted Arch-Truss Bridge: "As rigid and unyielding as a stone arch". In: Industrial Archeology, v. 23, n. 2 ( 1997), pp. 21-46. (1997):
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