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Dain City Railway Bridge

Welland Canal Bridge #17

Dain City Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 23, 2005 and March 20, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Trillium Railway) Over Welland Canal (Abandoned)
Location
Dain City: Niagara Region, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 9 Panel Rivet-Connected Parker Through Truss, Movable: Vertical Lift (Span Drive) and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Ash, Howard, Needles, and Tammen of New York, New York

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)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge was built for Canadian National, but is today owned by Trillium Railway who runs trains on it five days a week.

This bridge has a very different appearance than other Welland Canal vertical lift bridges, because it is so narrow, as a single track railroad bridge rather than a two or more lane highway bridge. This bridge does not raise anymore since it crosses a section of the canal that was bypassed and abandoned. The bridge is near to the now tower-less Forks Road Bridge. The Dain City Railway Bridge is a good example of how a standard plan for a highway bridge compares to the same plan applied to a railroad bridge. The lack of railings and sidewalks are the most obvious difference, in addition to the different deck and narrow width. Otherwise, the railway bridge shares quite a bit more similarity to the Welland Canal highway lift bridges than would normally be found when comparing a highway bridge to a railway bridge.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
42.949360,-79.249750

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