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Port Credit Railway Bridge

Port Credit Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 29, 2014

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Go, Canadian National) Over Credit River
Location
Mississauga: Peel Region, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 10 Panel Multiple-Type-Connected Inverted Bowstring Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1903 By Builder/Contractor: Canadian Bridge Company of Walkerville, Ontario
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
173.3 Feet (52.8 Meters)
Structure Length
269.2 Feet (82.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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This is one of the most unusual truss bridges in Ontario. Its design is hard to classify. Its diagonal members form a Warren truss configuration. However, the strongly polygonal bottom chord which forms a very distinct arch shape is nearly identical to the Little Hell Gate spans of the Hell Gate Bridge, although those spans have diagonal members that do not follow a Warren truss configuration. The Little Hell Gate spans were described as inverted bowstring spans. As such, HistoricBridges.org is listing this bridge in Port Credit as an inverted bowstring as well. The Port Credit Bridge features enormous built-up box beams for the diagonal members and top chord. The bottom chord is formed of massive eyebar bundles. The overall construction is very heavy duty.

The Harahan Bridge in the United States also has an approach span that appears somewhat similar to this bridge.

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