Monarch Bridge 2

Monarch Bridge

Monarch Bridge (so named because of the many butterflies that that came around during the construction of it) is situated in a wooded valley on a beautiful country property near Alderville Ontario. It was completed this week by John Shaw-Rimminton, Danny Woodward and Mark Lewis, of Dry Stone Walling Across Canada. The bridge is entirely built of dry laid stone.There is no mortar, metal or manmade material whatsoever used in the structure. The limestone voussoirs were shaped and fitted over a temporary wooden form, and then the form was removed.  The tail sections of the bridge were constructed with fieldstone, and the road surface was cobbled with local rounded granite.