The beautiful and very unique 5-span stone bridge is the only one of it’s kind in North America, and is located at the north end of Packenham Village in eastern Ontario, Canada.It was built in 1901 by Scottish stone masons, and crosses the Mississippi River and rapids. (This is in the Township of Mississippi, in Lanark County)
It’s believed to be the only one of its kind in the world outside Russia. It’s 268 feet long, 22 feet high and only 25 feet wide.The largest stone used in construction weighs 5 tonnes.
There is a plaque or historic sign which describes the bridge, which can be viewed at this site under the heading Historical Plaques of Lanark County
and scroll down to Historic Sign No. 8.
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