Pont Félix-Gabriel-Marchand

Pont Félix-Gabriel-Marchand

Pont Félix-Gabriel-Marchand
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AimIN4oneMil
Minneapolis, MN133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
As I drove by this bridge, it reminded me of the book, Bridges of Madison County. This beautiful old bridge has stood the test of time, thanks to some hard working individuals and their dream to keep this bridge open, for that I say thank you. We took lots of pictures of this, if I was an artist, this is what I would paint.
I loved the roller coaster type road, as it went up and down. I could have stayed here all day and took pictures. I am a history buff, and loved learning about this piece of history. Note to the people of Mansfield...thanks for having a vision to keep this bridge open. So many people will enjoy the hard work you put in to keep this bridge open.
Thanks again!!
A covered bridge fan!!
Written August 2, 2012
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JohnTheBear
Toronto, Canada4,498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
...and longest in Quebec.

An older one, dating from the 19th century. Very pretty.
Written January 10, 2009
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GalFromAway
Kentville, Canada54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
This was a lovely stop on the way back to the city after Chutes Coulonge. Unfortunately you can't explore within the covered bridge, but it's a great photo opp.
Written August 2, 2017
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Bigcanuk
Fort Coulonge, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
This bridge is a beautiful covered bridge. I first saw it in 2003. It is a fully covered bridge that is about 300 to 400 feet long. On the far bank from the 148 the is a historical plaque hung with the construction date. Sadly the bridge right now is not open to the public to drive over. However it is still available for viewing and taking pictures of. Best times of the year to see it are really any. However special times are season changes or after snowfall or when the ice is just coming in.
Written December 5, 2015
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shifra w
toronto4,588 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
This is very important to be aware of, because most driving directions, including those on mobile phones, will be directing you to your destination through the bridge.
We discovered this quite late at night, when it was hard to find someone to ask for alternate directions.
The bridge itself is a sight to behold.
Built by Augustus Brown in 1898, and spanning the Coulonge River, the bridge's six spans measure an astounding 499 feet (152 metres).
Wood used to build the bridge was hauled by horse from ‘the glen' in Ontario via an ice bridge at Waltham , Quebec .
The technique used for the structure was a rare combination of Town lattice and Queenpost trusses, a combination that rendered the bridge extremely sturdy. It was meant to last!
This is the longest covered bridge in Quebec.
The bridge does not look as long as it is--I walked the length, from Rue Principle to Highway 148--since one can neither walk or drive over it currently, this is the best way to appreciate its length.
If this bridge were in use, I would have given it a five rating.
Written September 20, 2015
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maritimeexplorer
Nova Scotia, Canada4,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Friends
Most people love covered bridges, probably because they have an aesthetic quality that makes them a natural for photographs, calendars and jigsaw puzzles. I seek them out whenever I know there is one nearby, but I had no idea that Pont Marchand in Fort Coulonge, Quebec existed until I rounded a corner on Rte. 148 and saw this magnificent bridge just ahead. At around 800 feet it is huge by covered bridge standards - the longest in Quebec I learned.

Unfortunately the bridge is not in a good state of repair and is closed to all traffic, even pedestrian. Apparently every one agrees it must be restored, but nobody can agree who should pay for it. I can only hope someone does as this would be huge tourist attraction for the area, just like the one in Wakefield, Quebec. If restored it would definitely fall into the excellent category.
Written September 19, 2015
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harpellroad
Kingston, Canada152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
What an incredible sight to see for the first time, the longest covered bridge I had ever seen. We stayed right across the street from it so had plenty of opportunity to enjoy it. Unfortunately it was closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic, I would have loved to stroll across it. Lovely to imagine the past with couples courting in horse and buggies as described.
Written August 31, 2015
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Alex i
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Now open to traffic again! The restoration work was well done on this beautiful bridge. A nice historical pit stop.
Written July 18, 2022
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Diane E
Brockville14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Beautiful Covered Bridge it is being repaired we still drove up to see it. Amazing workmanship loved the colour you can't miss it!

Written November 6, 2018
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Thomas C
Pembroke, Canada27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
this does not take much time out of your day but is worth the visit. great piece of history. I recomend taking a moment to virw it.
Written August 5, 2018
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