Originally uploaded by canuckshutterer “Bill” (W.J. Gibson)
Hog Bay Trestle bridge (gone since 1978)
went looking for some old photos to scan and found these two old prints of a now long gone railroad trestle bridge that used to be in place between Victoria Harbour and Port McNicholl in Ontario — Spanning the waters of Hog Bay, a great wooden trestle bridge was built in 1908 to carry the Canadian Pacific Railroad from grain elevators at Port McNicholl. 2141 feet long and 50 feet high, it was one of the longest wooden structures on the continent. The pine timbers were 8 feet by 16 feet and pilings of B.C. fir were 65 feet long. The builder was Mike McPeake of Port McNicholl. Patrolled by armed guards in both World Wars, this unique and handsome bridge was last used in 1971 and demolished in 1978.