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Canadian National Railway Truss Bridge

Canadian National Railway Truss Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 23, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Abandoned Canadian National) Over Trent-Severn Waterway
Location
Peterborough: Peterborough County, Ontario: Canada
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1898 By Builder/Contractor: Central Bridge and Engineering Company of Peterborough, Ontario

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
218 Feet (66 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge is an outstanding example of a center pier railway swing bridge. Its only shortcoming is that it no longer is used by trains and remains in the open position to allow boats to navigate the waterway. In this abandoned state, the bridge appears to have been left in place for its heritage value. It is easily visible from and as such is a major visual attraction for the Rotary Greenway Trail, which crosses the waterway near this bridge.

A close examination of this bridge was not possible, but it appears to be a rim-bearing type of swing bridge, based on the large circular girder that appears to rest on the center pier.

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44.351630,-78.292530

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