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Kamloops CN Railway Bridge

CN Railway Swing Bridge

Kamloops CN Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Gordon Anderson

Bridge Documented: February 1, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CN) Over South Thompson River
Location
Kamloops: Thompson-Nicola District, British Columbia: Canada
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal Through Girder, 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

HistoricBridges.org Extended Canadian Coverage

Canada has a wealth of beautiful bridges with heritage value, however due to the lack of a national bridge inventory in the country, as well as limited coverage from other bridge-related websites, these treasures are largely unknown to the world. Unfortunately, much of the large country of Canada is beyond the HistoricBridges.org team's current area of coverage as dictated by limitations in time and funding. As such, this bridge has not yet been photo-documented/inspected by any members of the HistoricBridges.org team.  Because of all these facts, in particular the importance of raising awareness of heritage bridges in Canada, HistoricBridges.org has chosen to include a number of Canadian bridges with photos acquired from helpful website contributors, and/or by creating a Public Photograph Compilation. Photos available for Canadian bridges offered through these methods may offer an incomplete photo-documentation, lacking sufficient overview and/or detail photos, however it is hoped that the photos and narratives offered will still be of benefit.

About This Bridge

This bridge is an attractive swing bridge that is traditionally composed with a Warren configuration and built-up beams featuring lattice and an a-frame portal bracing. It includes a series of plate girder approach spans. The bridge features a concrete substructure. According to Gordon Anderson, "It was built in the early 1920s when a branch line was constructed to Kelowna. (Home to Canada's only floating bridge which opened in 1959. This bridge's days are numbered as it will be replaced by a new floating bridge.) The swing span is still functional, (the river is considered navigable according to Transport Canada) though it has not been opened in a couple of years." Todd Clark contacted HistoricBridges.org and had additional comments: "The notes say the bridge was built in the 1920s during an extension of the line. This may be true, but the CNRR had an earlier uncovered wood truss bridge at the same location, or perhaps the earlier bridge was the one built in the 1920s and then replaced later."

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