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Parry Sound Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Ian Graham

Bridge Documented: June 3, 2018

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Key Facts

Parry Sound: Parry Sound District, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 7 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 12 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss,
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1908 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

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Main Span Length
165 Feet (50.3 Meters)
Structure Length
1,697 Feet (517.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
2 Main Span(s) and 24 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge is 517 meters long and 32 meters tall, and took 5,000 men to build. It is reportedly the longest rail bridge in Ontario and in Canada is also one of the longest east of the Rocky Mountains. There are a deck truss and deck plate girder spans on this bridge, and the bridge alternates between these span types, with variations in span length, design, and visual appearance among spans. Both Pratt and Warren truss configurations are represented on this bridge. The center deck truss spans go over the Seguin River, while the southern (smaller) deck truss goes over the Great Northern Road (GNR), and the northern (smaller) deck truss is over James Street. The rest of the bridge is made of deck girders. Tom Thompson (an artist, of Group of Seven fame) painted this bridge in 1914.


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