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Location DB > Canada > New Brunswick > Moncton > Gunningsville Bridge
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Gunningsville Bridge
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created by maZe on 11/19/2005 8:28 PM
last modified by maZe on 4/7/2006 1:54 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Old iron bridge.
 Basic Information
Type: Bridge
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address

Moncton, New Brunswick
Canada
Owner: New Brunswick Dep. of Transportation
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    Old bridge, nice view of the Petitcodiac River, nice structure.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1927
    Closed: 2005
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     History
    Gunningsville Bridge was completed on Jan. 27, 1917 and it is the fourth to occupy the space. Three others had been there between 1867 and 1915. First bridge (1864/67 to 1969) was damaged severly by the Saxby Gale in 1869. Second bridge (1873-1891) was being repaired when a storm destroyed three spans of it.

    The Bridge has a long history of accidents. In 1929, a scow named the Mayflower was blown out of control on the then flowing Petitcodiac River by Moncton's famous tidal bore and crashed into the bridge. The cargo of lumber was lost and two men drowned.

    In recent years, trucks, trailers and buses were banned from using the current bridge as the bridge was built for horse carriages and wasn't wide enough to be truly safe for today's cars. . An important number of people smashed their side car mirrors against the bridge's pillars...
     Media Coverage
    Got lots throughout the years and some more in the last 5 years as the government announced the building of a new bridge right next to it. Local authorities couldn't agree on the name for the new bridge, so they opted for the "status quo" and called the new bridge the New Gunningsville Bridge.
     Future Plans
    Population wanted to keep the bridge and make it a pedestrian crossing or even a summer public market on it. But since it's in really bad shape, it will be demolished in 2006 or 2007. This task will be very complicated as the River is now protected, which means the bridge will need to be taken appart in pieces, bit by bit, without damage to the river under it...
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    maZe - Nov. 19, 2005
    Sat, Nov 19th, 2005
    posted by maZe
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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 6 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/7/2006 3:15 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 7 06 at 15:15, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 7 06 at 13:54, maZe changed the following: Status
  • on Feb 15 06 at 16:26, maZe changed the following: Status
  • on Nov 19 05 at 22:08, maZe changed the following: Year Built, Year Closed
  • on Nov 19 05 at 22:06, maZe made this location available
  • on Nov 19 05 at 22:04, maZe updated gallery picture Old Gunningsville Bridge
  • on Nov 19 05 at 22:04, maZe updated gallery picture Old Gunningsville Bridge
  • on Nov 19 05 at 22:04, maZe updated gallery picture Old Gunningsville Bridge
  • on Nov 19 05 at 22:00, maZe updated gallery picture Old Gunningsville Bridge
  • on Nov 19 05 at 21:59, maZe updated gallery picture Old Gunningsville Bridge
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