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Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

The Québec Bridge

Le pont Québec

 
 
The Québec Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2014
1. The Québec Bridge Marker
Inscription. English:
This is the longest span cantilever bridge in the world, stretching 548.6 meters between the main piers. Completed in 1917, it is a remarkable engineering achievement. To overcome technical problems that had caused the collapse of an earlier span and the loss of 76 lives in 1907, Canadian engineers used nickel steel as a structural material and an innovative K-truss design. Designed and built by the St. Lawrence Bridge Company of Montréal, this impressive work is universally recognized as a symbol of engineering excellence.

French:
Ce pont cantilever possède la plus longue travée centrale du genre au monde, laquelle couvre une distance de 548,6 mètres entre les piliers principaux. Complété en 1917, il est reconnu comme un chef-d'oeuvre d'ingénierie. Pour résoudre les problèmes techniques qui avaient causé l'effondrement d'une travée et la mort de 76 personnes en 1907, les ingénieurs utilisèrent de l'acier au nickel comme matériau de construction et un système de poutres en K. Conçu et construit par la St. Lawrence Bridge Company de Montréal, cet imposant ouvrage symbolise mondialement l'excellence du génie canadien.
 
Erected 1997 by Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia.
 
Location. 46° 45.008′ 
The Québec Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2014
2. The Québec Bridge Marker
N, 71° 17.422′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker can be reached from Boulevard Laurier (Quebec Route 175). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Québec, Quebec QC G1W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert H.G. Grey (approx. 7 kilometers away); Naval Brigades Review (approx. 7 kilometers away); National Eucharistic Congress (approx. 7.3 kilometers away); Wolfe Monument (approx. 7.5 kilometers away); Pavillon Charles-Baillairgé (approx. 7.5 kilometers away); Quebec City Astronomical Observatory (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); The “Louisbourg Grenadiers” (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); Bragg’s 28th Foot, (approx. 7.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Québec.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at a bridge overview accessible through the grounds of Aquarium du Quebec.
 
Also see . . .
1. Quebec Bridge - Wikipedia. In Canada, and many other countries, the aftermath of the Quebec bridge collapse still affects many today. This disaster showed what unquestionable power an engineer could have at the time in a project that was improperly supervised. As one result, Galbraith and others formed around 1925 what are now recognized
The Québec Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2014
3. The Québec Bridge
English:
International Historic Civil
Engineering Landmark
The Quebec Bridge
Completed 1917
Designed and constructed under the supervision of Canadian and American enginners on the site of the major bridge failure of 1907.
This bridge was constructed under the authority of the Department of Railways and Canals of Canada. The central span of 549 meters is the longest cantilever span in the world.
This plaque presented May 23, 1987
American Society of Civil Engineers
Canadian Society of Civil Engineering
French:
Monument Historique
International du Genie Civil
Le pont de Québec
Terminé en 1917
Conçu et construit la direction d’ingénieurs canadiens et américains, sur le site de l’effondrement majeur de 1907.
Ce pont a été construit pour le ministère des chemins de fer et des canaux du Canada. La travée centrale de 549 mètres est le plus longue travée en porte-à-faux au monde.
Cette plaque a été présentée le 23 mai 1987
La société canadienne de génie civil
La société américaine des ingénieurs civils
as organizations of Professional Engineers. P.Engs are under different rules and regulations based on the organization to which they belong.
(Submitted on March 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Quebec Bridge Disaster - The Canadian Encyclopedia. High above the St. Lawrence River, on a hot August day in 1907, a worker named Beauvais was driving rivets into the great southern span of the Quebec Bridge. Near the end of a long day, he noticed that a rivet that he had driven no more than an hour before had snapped clean in two. Just as he called out to his foreman to report the disquieting news, the scream of twisting metal pierced the air. (Submitted on March 6, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsDisasters
 
The Québec Bridge Disaster image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1907
4. The Québec Bridge Disaster
The Québec Bridge Disaster image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
5. The Québec Bridge Disaster
The Québec Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2014
6. The Québec Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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