Covered bridge

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Covered bridge


Covered bridge

Be sure to spend some time here, it's an ideal stopover for a break, a picnic or simply to enjoy the Rivière du Diable. You will also note some of the finest agricultural landscape in the region.


Covered bridge

Built in 1918 under the supervision of Bernadin Durocher, it was first called the Bridge of the Armistice and then David Bridge until 1957, when it was rebaptized in honor of one of the local municipality’s pioneer families (source: Bergeron-Gagnon Inc., heritage inventory of the Laurentides RMC, 2013).


Covered bridge

The spring run-off can be quite impressive around this bridge in springtime!


Covered bridge

This bridge is known as a “Town” design, an architectural style widely employed throughout Québec and especially in the Laurentian region. It was patented in 1820 by the American architect Ithiel Town (source: Bergeron-Gagnon Inc., heritage inventory of the Laurentides RMC, 2013).


Covered bridge: Heritage structure

As you cross the bridge, you will see some of the richest of local agricultural land. To your right, you can see farmland belonging today to Jérôme Perreault, on which is still to be found the oldest building in Brébeuf, a barn structure dating from 1864 (source: Les Fermes de Brébeuf de Liliane Nantel, 2013).


Covered bridge: vegetable storage cellar

On the other side of the covered bridge, to your left you will see the farm belonging to the Prud’homme family since 1925. Note the storage cellar, which was used for the conservation of vegetables. When it was built in 1950, the produce stored there was mainly destined for the use of Mont-Tremblant Lodge, a holiday resort a few kilometers from here (source: Bergeron-Gagnon Inc., heritage inventory of the Laurentides RMC, 2013).


Canadian Legion

A bit further down this road, you will pass by a colonial building belonging to the Royal Canadian Legion. In addition to this late 19th-century edifice, you can note various commemorative items on display, including a cannon.