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Narrows Covered Bridge in Stanstead Townships has been Classified a historic site

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The Narrows Bridge over Fitch Bay on Lake Memphremagog has just been classified a heritage site by the Province of Quebec. The announcement was made yesterday by Orford MNA Gilles Bélanger and Nathalie Roy, the Minister of Culture and Communications.

The covered bridge, built in the Town Lattice style in 1881 by local contractor Alexander McPherson, is one of the oldest remaining covered bridges in Quebec, and one of a dwindling number in the Eastern Townships. It is also one of only two spanning the narrows of a lake (the other is in Abitibi).

The Narrows Bridge is the property of the Municipality of Stanstead Township which will, as a result of this new heritage designation, now be entitled to receive up to 40% of restoration work paid for by the province.

To learn more about this super covered bridge, click here!