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Jordan Station Railway Bridge

Jordan Station Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Ed Blasinski

Bridge Documented: June 17, 2020

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Canadian National) Over 20 Mile Creek (Jordan Harbour)
Location
Lincoln: Niagara Region, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
115 Feet (35 Meters)
Structure Length
1,170 Feet (357 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
8 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This is a large and impressive multi-span deck truss bridge, and it sits next to the stone piers of the previous bridge at this location. Interestingly, the previous bridge was actually a simpler type of metal bridge: a plate girder. The plate girders have been removed, but some impressive stone arch approach spans remain in place on the old bridge. The previous bridge was reportedly built in 1867. If this date is correct, it would have been a very early example of a riveted plate girder bridge. The 1867 bridge was the second bridge at this location. The stone on the bridge came from the Gibson Quarry at Jordan.

The present bridge is also a bridge of high historic significance, due to its multi-span deck truss configuration. The bridge is supported by large riveted steel bents.

Above: Surviving stone arch approach spans of the previous bridge at this location.

Above: Historical photo showing previous bridge at this location.

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Note: The downloadable high quality version of this video (available on the video page) is well worth the download since it offers excellent 1080 HD detail and is vastly more impressive than the compressed streaming video. Streaming video of the bridge. Also includes a higher quality downloadable video for greater clarity or offline viewing.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
43.165196,-79.370422

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