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Wingham Railway Bridge

Wingham Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: April 11, 2015

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Key Facts

Location
Wingham (North Huron): Huron County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 10 Panel Pin-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1915 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1996
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 3 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a rather unique bridge with substantial heritage significance. It was erected at this location in 1915 as a replacement for a bridge (reportedly a timber structure) built in 1898. What is unique is that the spans used for the 1915 bridge were reused spans from the mainline of the "Montreal Division." As such the actual construction dates for the reused spans are not known.

It is not known if all spans are reused, or just some. Of interest are the two truss spans of this bridge. The largest is a pin-connected Warren truss span. Typically found with riveted connections, pin-connected Warren truss bridges are extremely rare in Ontario, and as such this span alone has significant heritage value. It may be very old with the unproven potential to date back to the 1880s. The other span is a rivet-connected Warren truss span, and presents a nice contrast since it demonstrates the more common presentation of a Warren truss with its riveted connections. If all spans on this bridge are reused spans, including this rivet-connected Warren deck truss span, than logic mandates that this rivet-connected Warren truss dates to before 1915. If it dates to before 1900 it would be an early example of a rivet-connected truss in Ontario.

The remaining spans on the bridge are riveted girders and beam spans.

The bridge stopped carrying trains in 1983, and in 1994-1996 was converted for pedestrian use as a rail-trail.

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