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Friday, February 23, 2018

Bridges have played a vital role in the development of Saskatchewan.  A feature of the provincial geography since at least the early 1880s, numerous types and forms of bridges have been constructed in response to natural and human-made barriers to road, rail and pedestrian travel.  The construction of these transportation links not only facilitated travel, they also shaped settlement and economic development patterns across the province.  Today, these structures illustrate the engineering and design accomplishments of past generations and stand as important symbols in our communities.

In 2007, the Government of Saskatchewan commissioned an inventory and historical overview of pre-1950 bridges in Saskatchewan.  This inventory builds on previous independent research studies that were completed in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  This new research will be of interest to researchers, bridge owners, communities where the bridges are located, and the general public who have an interest in these important landmarks.

Please click on the links below to read about Saskatchewan's bridges.

Saskatchewan Road and Railway Bridges to 1950: An Historical Overview

Saskatchewan Road and Railway Bridges to 1950: Inventory

In addition, ten bridges of possible regional or provincial significance (which have not been formally recognized by any level of government) have been identified from the inventory.  Below please find the statements of significance for these ten bridges.

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