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Cayuga Railway Bridge

Cayuga Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: 2005, March 20, 2012, June 29, 2014, and September 16, 2020

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Abandoned Canadian National) Over Grand River
Location
Cayuga: Haldimand County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 5 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
100.0 Feet (30.5 Meters)
Structure Length
905.0 Feet (275.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
5 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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This is a large and impressive deck truss railroad bridge that was abandoned by Canadian National Railway in 1996. There are five Pratt deck truss spans on this bridge which has riveted connections. Some of the pier have been repaired with concrete, others look newer and may have been replaced with concrete. The original piers and abutments are built of stone. The bridge has a number of deck plate girder approach spans in addition to the main truss spans.

This bridge has since been beautifully converted for pedestrian use, turning this important heritage bridge into a functional attraction for the area.

Above: Drone view of bridge. Photo Credit: Ed Blasinski

Above: Drone view of bridge. Photo Credit: Ed Blasinski

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