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Severn Railway Bridge

GTRS Bridge 188

Severn Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: April 12, 2015

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Canadian National) Over Severn River
Location
Gravenhurst and Washago: Muskoka District, Ontario and Simcoe County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1906 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
162 Feet (49.5 Meters)
Structure Length
217 Feet (66.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

A 1907 GTRS Asset and Track Structures Document lists the spans a 54.5 feet plate girder span and a 162.25 feet truss span, for a total length of 216.75

This bridge features an attractive, traditionally composed heavy-duty riveted truss span for the main span. At the north end of the bridge a single approach span is present. This is a deck plate girder span with a distinctive curved termination of the bottom chord on the southern end only. The curved detail may be because this bridge appears to have been built on the stone substructure of a previous bridge, and the curved design may be to accommodate the design of the stone pier, which may have not matched the desired girder depth.

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