Historic Sites of Manitoba: Concrete Bowstring Arch Bridge No. 412 (Souris River, Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress)

This concrete bowstring bridge over the Souris River in what is now the Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress was designed by engineer Edward Sherburne Kent and constructed in 1921 using day labour at a cost of about $25,700. Originally a three-arch bridge, the northern-most arch was damaged during a flood in 1976 and was later removed. The bridge collapsed completely during the flood of 2011.

Concrete bowstring arch bridge #412 on the Souris River

Concrete bowstring arch bridge #412 on the Souris River (no date)
Source: Janet Moore

Concrete bowstring arch bridge #412 on the Souris River

Concrete bowstring arch bridge #412 on the Souris River (2010)
Source: Ken Jacobs

Bridge being damaged by flood water

Bridge being damaged by flood water (June 2011)
Source: Travis Everard

Site of the former bridge

Site of the former bridge (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.62798, W99.59883
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Edward Sherburne Kent (1888-1960)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Treesbank Bridge Plaque (Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)


Manitoba historic bridges inventory book (1920s), copy in possession of Gordon Goldsborough on loan from David Ennis.

Pioneering in Highway Bridges for the Province of Manitoba and the Engineering Profession by George A. DePauw, 1993, page 69.

We thank Lisa Wilhelm, Adam Sobkow, Travis Everard, Ken Jacobs, and Janet Moore for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 May 2024

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