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Mistango River Railway Bridge

Mistango River Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Mathieu Martel

Bridge Documented: August 26, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Abandoned Canadian National) Over Mistango River
Location
Rural: Cochrane District, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed and Approach Spans: Wood Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1913 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
70 Feet (21.3 Meters)
Structure Length
1,214 Feet (370 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
Main Span Count Not Available
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This high level plate girder is hidden away in a pristine, remote area.

Thanks to Mathieu Martel for providing the following information: This bridge was part of the Canadian National Railway (CN) that connected Ontario to Quebec (Cochrane to La Sarre). Roads now exist in the area and the railway was abandoned in 1990. The bridge was used by cars for a few years after the railway was abandoned but it is now fully closed to vehicles. Its huge at about 370m long with wooden trestle sections at both ends and steel trestles in the middle. The river is only about 70m wide, muddy brown and really shallow, you can walk across. The east side of the bridge has more wooden trestles compared to the west side (6 complete sections vs 1). I think the bridge has 7-8 plate girder spans. The west side has more length past the river and above the forest. One of the sections in the middle is deeper than the others. The bridge was built by the National Transcontinental railway sometimes between 1910-1913 and the railway was acquired by CN in 1919.

Lengths given are very rough estimates and construction date given is approximate.

Above: 1913 historical photo of bridge.


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