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Carleton University O-Train Bridge

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Carleton University O-Train Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Ian Graham

Bridge Documented: April 13, 2018

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Ottawa: Ottawa City, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Double-Intersection Warren Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
100.0 Feet (30.5 Meters)
Structure Length
325.0 Feet (99.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
1 Main Span(s) and 4 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge has an interesting history. The original bridge here was a timber Howe truss built in 1871. This bridge was replaced ca. 1882 by a through truss bridge with the trusses composed of patented riveted Phoenix Columns from the Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. This bridge was in turn replaced in 1913 with a new superstructure, reusing the existing piers. Also reused was the main 100 foot span, which came from mile 88.2 on the Sherbrooke Subdivision. This 100 foot span has an unknown construction date, and since it is the main span of the bridge here today (and also the most significant), the construction date of this bridge is also being shown as unknown with a 1913 construction date. The design of the span, which is an uncommon double-intersection Warren deck truss, suggests it has the potential to be from the 1880s or 1890s.

The nearby university often uses the bridge and train in promotional photographs. Trains cross the bridge about every 8.5-10 minutes.

More about the bridge's history including photos of the previous bridges can be found here.


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