N-0000.193.2 | G.T.R. bridge over the Ottawa River, at, St. Anne de Bellevue, QC, about 1860
G.T.R. bridge over the Ottawa River, at, St. Anne de Bellevue, QC, about 1860
William Notman (1826-1891)
1860, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on card - Albumen process
21 x 28 cm
Gift of Mr. James Geoffrey Notman
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Architecture (8646) , bridge (558) , Photograph (77678)
Keys to History
During the 1850s, the Grand Trunk Company built several railway bridges. The one at Saint Anne de Bellevue was the first of these to go up in the vicinity of Montreal.
The experience acquired in building the Saint Anne de Bellevue Bridge, which was completed in 1854, would prove very useful to the company when it set out to build the Victoria Bridge. The tubular structure and the ice-breaker piers used on the Victoria Bridge were intially tested on the one at Saint Anne de Bellevue.