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Trestle Bridge Trail Bridge

Fergus Railway Bridge

Trestle Bridge Trail Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Caleb Barker

Bridge Documented: May 7, 2019

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Key Facts

Location
Centre-Wellington (Fergus): Wellington County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 16 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1909 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
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This impressive high level railway bridge is noted for its varying design of deck truss spans. The spans contrast visually. The the central span has very shallow trusses but many truss panels, giving it a very tight looking appearance. The side spans are actually deeper trusses, and look more massive, but the panel count for these spans is much lower, giving them a more open appearance. It is not known why this bridge has designed with these different trusses. The bridge seen today is the third bridge at this location. The bridge rests on piers which are part concrete and part stone. The stone portions were reused from the previous (second) bridge at this location, and they date to 1869. The 1869 bridge had five spans, while the bridge seen today has three spans. Train usage of the bridge ceased in 1989.

 

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