Friday, October 7, 2016

Renfrew Swinging Bridge

In Renfrew the swinging bridge runs between Mutual Avenue and Arthur Avenue over the Bonnechère River east of the McDougall Mill Museum.

I walked across the bridge from the Arthur Avenue side and then back. Both ways I took pictures of the bridge in front of me as I went. They appear in that order below.







IN MEMORY OF
W.H. KEARNEY FAMILY
WHO ERECTED THE FIRST SWINGING BRIDGE
HERE IN 1895
PLAQUE DONATED BY
RENFREW LIONETTES 1967

TOWN OF RENFREW
THIS TABLET COMMEMORATES THE OFFICIAL RE-OPENING OF
RENFREW'S HISTORIC SWINGING BRIDGE ON SEPT. 24, 1983. AFTER
FALLING INTO A STATE OF DISREPAIR THE BRIDGE WAS CLOSED
IN 1982. BY ORDER OF COUNCIL THE SWINGING BRIDGE WAS
RECONSTRUCTED BY TOWN FORCES UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF
THE TOWN'S DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & WORKS.

A. GREEN  MAYOR
R. KIMBERLY  REEVE
D. WATTS D/REEVE

COUNCILLORS
B. BELANGER
R. DICKINSON
M. THOMPSON
T. KENNEDY  CAO/CLERK
W. D. FRASER  DIRECTOR DEVEL & WORKS
W. J. McMAHON  TREASURER

R. BURWELL
J. SCOTT
T. WARK

OLIVER MANGIONE McCALLA  DESIGN CONSULTANTS