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West Montrose in Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The West Montrose Covered Bridge

 
 
The West Monrose Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 3, 2014
1. The West Monrose Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  This structure, the only remaining covered bridge in Ontario, was designed by John Bear in 1880, on the authority of Woolwich Township Council, to replace an earlier bridge over the Grand River. Built a year later by John and his brother, Benjamin, the 198-foot bridge was covered to protect the wooden flooring and frame against the elements. Known locally as the Kissing Bridge, it later came under the jurisdiction of Waterloo County. In 1937 the province assumed responsibility for the Guelph-Elmira Road, including the West Montrose Bridge, and its floor and sub-structure were subsequently rebuilt and reinforced.

Erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation

Encrypted 01/01/2000 Commemorative Millenium Capsule Open 01/01/2100
 
Erected 2000 by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges 🌉 series list.
 
Location. 43° 35.118′ 

The West Monrose Covered Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, May 3, 2014
2. The West Monrose Covered Bridge and Marker
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N, 80° 28.868′ W. Marker is in West Montrose, Ontario, in Waterloo Regional Municipality. Marker is at the intersection of Rivers Edge Drive and Covered Bridge Drive, on the right when traveling north on Rivers Edge Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1232 Rivers Edge Drive, West Montrose, Ontario N0B 2V0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2017, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2017, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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