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Hèritage Stanbridgeois Working to Preserve Quebec's Covered Bridges

Reconstructing the Townships' Past

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Notre Dame de Stanbridge, May 7, 2011 - The Des Rivières covered bridge on the Pike River was built in 1884 and is one of two remaining examples in Quebec constructed in the Howe truss style. Conservation group Hèritage Stanbridgeois is trying to protect the bridge by urging the province to classify it a historic monument.

For the past six years, a small group of dedicated residents in the Eastern Townships municipality of Notre Dame de Stanbridge have been trying desperately to preserve a part of Quebec's heritage that they say could disappear over the next 10 years.

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[Our thanks to Gerald Arbour & James Crouse for reporting this item - Ed.]
[When editing this article the links were no longer supported. However, this is a link that was still valid in November 2019: BUILDING a case for conservation. - Ed.]

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