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Address: Ch. de la Station, Fort Coulonge, Quebec, Canada

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You can see this bridge, but you cannot cross it, either by foot or by car

This is very important to be aware of, because most driving directions, including those on mobile phones, will be directing you to your destination through the bridge. We... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2015
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Fort Coulonge, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Another wonderful attractions to see while driving through Fort-Coulonge Quebec summer or winter it looks great

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Thank dolphinrach
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Being restored for the public to enjoy. Lovely location for photographs.. The history of the chutes. Old architecture of the area. Logging town beautiful Catholic Churches in the area as well. Friendly community. Speak French or English.

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Thank sally k
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This excellent red covered bridge is a local landmark. Unfortunately it is currently closed, but one can still take photos from the roadside. One end is at HWY 148 and is not the safest place from which to view this bridge. The other end is accessed from the town of Fort Coulonge. I believe there is a plaque with historical... More 

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Thank Chickadeedee51
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This may be the second largest covered bridge in Canada, but it is closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The town says that they have government funding to restore it, but there is no sign of anyone working on yet.

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Thank Philip C
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The history is interesting, although there isn't that much to see (unless you know stuff about architecture/building techniques). The bridge is in disrepair now due to the elements and poor maintenance, you can no longer cross it. Always was fun for kids in the car to go through it when it was still in use.

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Thank Gracie2015
Fort Coulonge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This bridge is a beautiful covered bridge. I first saw it in 2003. It is a fully covered bridge that is about 300 to 400 feet long. On the far bank from the 148 the is a historical plaque hung with the construction date. Sadly the bridge right now is not open to the public to drive over. However it... More 

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toronto
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is very important to be aware of, because most driving directions, including those on mobile phones, will be directing you to your destination through the bridge. We discovered this quite late at night, when it was hard to find someone to ask for alternate directions. The bridge itself is a sight to behold. Built by Augustus Brown in 1898,... More 

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1 Thank ShifraToronto
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Most people love covered bridges, probably because they have an aesthetic quality that makes them a natural for photographs, calendars and jigsaw puzzles. I seek them out whenever I know there is one nearby, but I had no idea that Pont Marchand in Fort Coulonge, Quebec existed until I rounded a corner on Rte. 148 and saw this magnificent bridge... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

What an incredible sight to see for the first time, the longest covered bridge I had ever seen. We stayed right across the street from it so had plenty of opportunity to enjoy it. Unfortunately it was closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic, I would have loved to stroll across it. Lovely to imagine the past with couples courting... More 

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1 Thank harpellroad
Ottawa, Canada
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94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

This covered bridge, one of the longest in the world, is a century old treasure that crosses the Coulonge River. Its length would have allowed for several carriages of young lovers back in the day. It remains one of the most photographed and painted sites in Quebec.

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