This railroad bridge is a typical example of how railroad companies dealt with uneven terrain in mountainous regions, which was by constructing high level bridges. These bridges often featured deck plate girder spans that were supported by steel bents, sometimes called "towers". The bridges as a whole were therefore sometimes called tower and girder bridges. The Bellview Valley Railroad Bridge is an excellent example of this design. Bill Trbovich, a former employee of Algoma Central Railway provided the following details about the bridge. The bridge is located at mile 18.9, north of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Canada. It was built to replace a wooden trestle at the same location in 1915. It measures 810 feet long and stands 95 feet above Highway 556 leading to Searchmount.
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
Search For Additional Bridge Listings:
© Copyright 2003-2023, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.