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16 Mile Creek Railway Bridge

16 Mile Creek Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 25, 2015

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Key Facts

Location
Oakville: Halton Region, Ontario: Canada
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
490 Feet (149.35 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
5 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge has relatively short spans as well as extremely heavy truss design which is likely what resulted in the unusually shallow looking trusses in this bridge. The strength of this bridge's trusses come not from depth of truss, but the fact that the trusses are configured as two pairs of truss lines for a total of four truss lines supporting the loads above.

At a more recent date, this bridge was widened on one side. Plate girders were added on this side. Additionally, the original stone piers were widened with concrete to hold these girders. The concrete was poured using stone form liners to simulate the appearance of stone.

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