Neighbourhood - Buildings

Former Dominion Bridge


Developed horizontally, the complex is an excellent example of functionalist industrial architecture characterized by the spacing of windows and the pattern layout of the red brick.

It includes machine shops, warehouses, impressive elevating machinery, the Shipping House, and the head office, a beautiful Art Deco building, all linked by a private railroad equipped with its own engines and freight cars.

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Dominion Bridge, exterior view of main workshop, south end
Alexander Henderson
Circa 1880
© Library and Archives Canada, Alexander Henderson / PA-117224, © Héritage Montréal

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H.E. Shell shop. Dominion Bridge Co. Ltd., Lachine

© Library and Archives Canada / PA-024534, © Héritage Montréal