This is a shockingly large bridge for such a small creek, equally shocking is how thoroughly buried this bridge is, making photography extremely difficult. The long, high level bridge allowed the railway to maintain level grade over the creek's valley. The company that ran this railway line went out of business in 2013. As of the 2022 site visit, the approaching tracks had been pulled up, making this a completely abandoned bridge. It would be an outstanding candidate for preservation and reuse as a pedestrian trail. However as of 2022, it appears this railway line may actually be started up again as an actual railway line. It is rare for an abandoned railway to be rebuilt and used as a railway again.
An unusual detail of this bridge is that a "main" truss span can be found at the end of the bridge, rather than at the center of the bridge. Caleb Barker visited the bridge during the summer and despite this managed a long adventure to find a more centrally located truss span as shown below. He also found an uncommon Hallside brand on the steel. The main span count is a guess (assuming there is a third truss span at the west end, plus the confirmed center span and eastern span)
A number of the truss members have rolled steel members with a "bulb" detail (often listed as materials for shipbuilding). The Brantford Railway Bridge is another bridge with this style of steel.
Length given is an estimate.
Above: Elevation of central truss span. Photo Credit: Caleb Barker.
Above: Hallside brand. Photo Credit: Caleb Barker.
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