Hogg Bay Trestle Bridge 2141 feet long, 1908-1978

scan of an old print of a photo I took back in 1975 — Spanning the waters of Hogg 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.

to see two more photos of mine of the trestle see this link to an earlier post

About William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer - technical writer, knowledge worker - gnawledge wurker - Publisher of Alburnum Press - renal failure patient - Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada, survivor of open heart surgery, double bypass and aortic vajve replacement, mitral valve repair. Blind right eye. 2 blogs of mine: gnawledgewurker http://gnawledgewurker.com/ bluetyger notebook https://wjjgibson.wordpress.com/ 2 blogs I work on for others: Ontario Archaeological Society Huronia Chapter Blog at http://www.oashuroniachapter.com/ Tay Township Heritage Blog at http://taytownshipheritage.wordpress.com/
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