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Paris Railway Bridge

Paris Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: December 23, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Canadian National) Over Grand River
Location
Paris: Brant County, Ontario: Canada
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
5 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a large high level deck truss that consists of traditionally composed rivet-connected trusses. The bridge carries two sets of tracks and is configured with three truss lines. The bridge appears to use piers from a previous bridge since the southern 1/3 of the piers is concrete, where the rest is stone. The bridge remains in heavy use by trains. A number of alterations are visible on the bridge such as replacement of lacing, and bracing under the bridge. These alterations stick out visually because it appears that galvanized steel was used, while the original metal of the bridge has rusted.

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