The West Montrose Covered Bridge

The West Montrose Covered Bridge (HM21X5)

Location: West Montrose, Ontario N0B 2V0 Waterloo Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 35.118', W 80° 28.868'

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This structure, the only remaining covered bridge in Ontario, was designed by John Bear in 1880, on the authority of Woolwich Township Council, to replace an earlier bridge over the Grand River. Built a year later by John and his brother, Benjamin, the 198-foot bridge was covered to protect the wooden flooring and frame against the elements. Known locally as the Kissing Bridge, it later came under the jurisdiction of Waterloo County. In 1937 the province assumed responsibility for the Guelph-Elmira Road, including the West Montrose Bridge, and its floor and sub-structure were subsequently rebuilt and reinforced.

Erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation

Encrypted 01/01/2000 Commemorative Millenium Capsule Open 01/01/2100
HM NumberHM21X5
Year Placed2000
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation
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Date Added Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 541888 N 4825945
Decimal Degrees43.58530000, -80.48113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 35.118', W 80° 28.868'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 35' 7.0800000000001" N, 80° 28' 52.08" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Covered Bridge Dr, West Montrose Ontario N0B 2V0, CA
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