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Middletown Road Railway Overpass

   


Middletown Road Railway Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 26, 2015
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Canadian National) Over Middletown Road
Location
Hamilton: Hamilton City, Ontario
Structure Type
Stone Semicircular Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Stone arch bridges are not common in Ontario, therefore this bridge stands out as noteworthy. It is a great example of stone construction, and if you look closely you will see it was originally built as a narrower bridge for a single railway track, and later, an additional stone arch structure was added to one side to allow for a second set of tracks. Differences in the stonework are evidence of this: the two spandrel walls have differences in the appearance and style of the stones. Similarly, under the bridge, a transition is visible, a line where the stone changes: the southern half of the bridge is composed of smaller stones than the northern half. It is not certain which half is the older half. Both halves are examples of quality masonry.

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