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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
grmacPickering
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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
burr6013
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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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