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Galletta Railway Bridge

Galletta Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Ian Graham

Bridge Documented: November 17, 2017

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Key Facts

Location
Ottawa (Galletta): Ottawa City, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1893 By Builder/Contractor: Dominion Bridge Company of Montréal, Québec

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
140 Feet (43 Meters)
Structure Length
280 Feet (85 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This railway bridge is an early rivet-connected truss bridge with an uncommon truss configuration. It has an attractive arched portal bracing and stone substructure.

This bridge has some alterations including a lot of bolted steel plates on it, reinforcing the bottom and top chords and the end posts. It is on an incredibly lightly used rail line, one train once a week, with one tank car. The line along with the bridge has a slow order of 10mph.

One of the deck stringers of this bridge had very faded words on it which appear to read Dominion Bridge Co. It seems remarkable that a painted name would survive for so long, but it makes sense that the builder would be Dominion because further up on the rail line there is a deck truss built by them as well.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
45.423260,-76.252560

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