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Speed River Railway Bridge

Guelph Railway Bridge

Speed River Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 19, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Canadian Pacific) Over Speed River
Location
Guelph: Wellington County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal Deck 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

This bridge is a traditionally composed deck plate girder. It rests on stone abutments. The Grand River Heritage Bridge Inventory listed a ca. 1880 construction date for this bridge, but that date may refer to the substructure. It is possible the plate girder is newer. While plate girders were built in 1880, that were not as common and it would be somewhat unusual for one that old to survive today. At one time, a metal arch foot bridge was located next to this bridge. The historical 1956 photo below from the Wellington County Museum And Archives shows this previous bridge.

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