Historic Sites of Manitoba: Red Bridge / Maurice Ridley Bridge (Pembina River, Municipality of Pembina)

Concrete and stone abutments on each side of the Pembina River south of La Riviere, in the Municipality of Pembina, were constructed in 1901 to support steel through trusses. Known locally as the Iron Bridge or Red Bridge, it was used until the spans were removed after a new bridge, known as the Maurice Ridley Bridge in commemoration of Maurice Evans Ridley, was opened in 1960.

Abutments for the former steel through truss bridge

Abutments for the former steel through truss bridge (May 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Maurice Ridley Bridge and commemorative plaque

Maurice Ridley Bridge and commemorative plaque (May 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.23233, W98.68091
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Maurice Evans Ridley (1912-1960)


This page was prepared by Chris Thompson and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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