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Welland Railway Bridge

Welland Canal Bridge #15

Welland Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: June 15, 2005

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Canada Southern Railway) Over Welland Recreational Waterway
Location
Welland: Niagara Region, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) 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
260.0 Feet (79.2 Meters)
Structure Length
370.0 Feet (112.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge is a classic example of a swing bridge on a railway. It is traditionally composed and retains good historic integrity. The trusses feature a Baltimore truss configuration. It is wide enough for two tracks, but only one set is present. It no longer swings for boats, as this section of the canal is abandoned and only used for recreational purposes. The bridge was originally built as a Canada Southern Railway Bridge. Later ownership was Michigan Central, New York Central, Penn Central, and Conrail. It is now owned by Canadian Pacific, who does not run trains on it, but instead provides trackage rights to Trillium Railway who runs trains on it a couple times a week.

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