Welcome to Severn Bridge.ca
As a place in time Severn Bridge
came to existed around the early 1800 and became a Logging industry
strong point. What allot of people don't know is the Severn Bridge
name came from the bridge over the "Severn" River which
divided Whales from England. The Severn River in Britain connects
to the Trent River. It was an area well known for its many bridges,
some of which were the largest ever built of their time and still
stand to this day.
The area in Britain was populated
also with some long standing names of families that are still
in this area as well like the Telfords and Fowlers.
A History Link
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- This first picture here is looking south from
about where the Severn River Inn is today
- at what used to be the Mickel, Dyment Lumber Mill.
- Here are three of the Steamers that used to service,
transport supplies and people down steam to places on Sparrow
lake area that had no road acsess. The Robroy on the left then
the Lakefield and Champion, taken in 1905 from the Mickel Dyment
lumbermill side of the river looking toward where the Severn
River inn stands today.
- Norman Bennetts boat the Robroy sits
at it's home just north of Bennett's Hotel under the original
bridge on Peninsula Point before they moved the bridge to it's
current location at Hamlet.
- Bennetts Hotel was a resort founded
by Norman Bennett in the late 1800's. This painting was done
by Thomas W. Mitchell just after WWII.
- Pictured here is the bridge at Hamlet being moved
- to its new location where it sites today as the
stationary part of the the "Swing Bridge"
- This picture is of the Canal being built between
Lock 42 and Lake Couchiching
- you can see the railroad bridge already in place
on the left.
- The Severn Bridge Station was located just where
the road into Lock
42 crosses the r.r. track. (south of the mill, west side of #11).
- S.S. No. 9 public school, Severn Bridge, built in
1899, it was
closed and torn down in 1924.
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