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Contrary to what was stated in an earlier review, there is an information sign at the bridge. See... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Pickering, Canada
Only Masonry Bridge of its Kind in North America

Also known as Five-span Stone Bridge, Pakenham Bridge is a stone bridge spanning the Mississippi... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Mississauga, Canada
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4898 Kinburn Side Road, Pakenham, Mississippi Mills, Ontario K0A 2X0, Canada
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Contrary to what was stated in an earlier review, there is an information sign at the bridge. See attached photo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grmacPickering
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Also known as Five-span Stone Bridge, Pakenham Bridge is a stone bridge spanning the Mississippi River at Pakenham (Ontario). It was originally constructed in 1901 by O’Toole & Keating of Ottawa from locally quarried stone at a cost of $14,500. The largest block weighs five...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

One of the seven wonders of Lanark county and the feat to make it has an interesting story. The bridge is certainly nice and there is a nice park around it where you could stretch your legs and relax. Nice spot to get pictures of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

It is a lovely bridge. Maybe add a bit more historic information? The picnic area on the one side could be a little more welcoming...tables, etc.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

It is a narrow stone bridge over the Mississippi river. It is just beside our favorite 'Poutine' hut on one side and the rushing river on the other.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Came upon this when driving in the area (aimlessly) on a rainy day and did not want to sit indoors. Looked interesing and did not realize the nature of the bridge until read about it months later. Not a place would actively seek to go...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is a photogenic bridge, and it's worth seeing and finding a good angle on a sunny day. Not a destination in itself, but an attraction.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

A must-see 5-span stone bridge that crosses the Mississippi River. Interesting architecture and engineering design. The immediate area is suitable for picnic lunch.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This engineering marvel was built in 1901 out of stone and is the only one in North America. When you gaze at this magnificent bridge a d think of it being constructed using horse drawn wagons, manpower, and hand tools you get a renewed appreciation...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank tomk920
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

You will be very satisfied just to drive over the bridge. It's quite interesting to see the engineering of the bridge.

Date of experience: May 2017
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