Commemorative Medal

2018/001

Centenary commemorative medal for the Pont de Québec, Canada (2017)

SKU: 2018/001 Category:

Description

Centenary commemorative medal for the Pont de Québec, Canada (2017).

The Pont de Québec is a road, rail and pedestrian bridge across the lower Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada. The bridge is a riveted steel truss structure: 987 m long, 29 m wide and 104 m above water level. Cantilever arms 177 m long support a 195 m central structure, with an overall span of 549 m.

During construction the bridge failed twice: it took over 30 years to complete with a loss 88 lives. It opened in the autumn of 1917 and remains the longest cantilever bridge span in the world.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2018/001

Item Type

Short Description

Centenary commemorative medal for the Pont de Quebec, Canada

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

2017

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

20 Septembre 2017 100 ans Pont de Quebec

Dimensions (mm)

62 (dia) x 3

Donor

Date Donated

February 2018

Materials

White metal alloy

Condition

Good

Display Location