N-0000.193.311.1 | G.T.R. bridge over the Ottawa River, at, St. Anne de Bellevue, QC, about 1860

 
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G.T.R. bridge over the Ottawa River, at, St. Anne de Bellevue, QC, about 1860
William Notman (1826-1891)
about 1860, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on card - Albumen process
7.3 x 7 cm
Gift of Mr. James Geoffrey Notman
N-0000.193.311.1
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , bridge (558) , Construction (163) , Photograph (77678)
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Keys to History

The Saint Anne de Bellevue Bridge was built in 1854 by the Grand Trunk Railway Company. Alexander Ross was the bridge's designer, while the civil engineer Thomas Keeper oversaw its construction. This bridge with its tubular framework was still very innovative for the period. The experience acquired building it would be put to good use by the company when it set out to build the Victoria Bridge.