This impressive through truss bridge sits on the location of an earlier famous continuous truss bridge from 1887. The previous bridge was one of the earliest continuous truss bridges ever built. The bridge seen today contains two impressive through truss main spans, and a variety of deck truss spans, some of different span lengths. The bridge serves two tracks and was built as two parallel superstructures, with the second superstructure built in the same place as the previous single track bridge after its demolition, with traffic flowing over the first new superstructure while the second superstructure was built. Thus, railway traffic was not interrupted by construction. The famous previous bridge at this location is not completely lost, at least not yet. The deck truss approach spans of that bridge were moved to become the Outlook Bridge in Saskatchewan.
Above: Historical photo showing construction of the current bridge, with the previous bridge visible in the background.
Above: Historical photo showing construction of the previous bridge.
Above: Historical photo showing previous bridge.
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