N-0000.193.314.2 | 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-0000.193.314.2
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , bridge (558) , Construction (163) , Photograph (77678)
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During the 1850s, the Grand Trunk Railway Company built a number of railway bridges. The Saint Anne de Bellevue bridge was the first of these to go up in the vicinity of Montreal.

The experience acquired in the construction of the Saint Anne de Bellevue Bridge, completed in 1854, proved very useful to the company when it came to building the Victoria Bridge. This bridge's tubular framework and ice-breaker piers were tested on the Saint Anne de Bellevue Bridge before being re-used on the Victoria Bridge.