The Conestogo Iron Bridge

The Iron Bridge over the Conestogo River, looking south towards Waterloo

The “Iron Bridge” is a single lane bridge spanning the Conestogo River about a half kilometer up stream from where the Conestogo meets the Grand River. I’m sure there is a history of this bridge somewhere, but I wasn’t able to find it.

The Township of Woolwich has been pretty non-committal about keeping it in good condition. For the past few years the surface of the bridge has been very rough, consisting of asphalt pavement over a layer of old planks (I think). Vehicles crossing the bridge must do so very slowly.

Searching for a history of the bridge is complicated by the fact that there appears to be (or was?) an “iron bridge” over the Conestoga River in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.

If you know anything about the history of the bridge, or where information can be found, please leave a comment.

This photo was taken with my Blackberry Bold, so it is not the clearest or sharpest pic in the world. But it has a nice soft hazy look, appropriate for the very hot day that it was.


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