Saint-Laurent Railway Bridge
|Saint-Laurent Railway Bridge|
The Saint-Laurent Railway Bridge as seen from the Monette-Lafleur bus terminal.
|Carries||Canadian Pacific Railway|
|Crosses||St. Lawrence River|
|Locale||Kahnawake, Quebec and Montreal, Quebec|
The Saint-Laurent Railway Bridge is a Canadian Pacific railway bridge linking LaSalle to the Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve, just upstream of the Mercier Bridge. It is used by the AMT Delson-Candiac commuter train. CSX trains, via the Montreal Subdivision, also use this bridge.
History of the bridge
There have been two bridge that cross the river at this location. The first bridge, erected in 1885-1887, was an all-steel construction that employed a flying cantilever design to cross the main channel. It was of a single track configuration.
The second structure (that still stands today), was rebuilt to a double track standard between 1910 and 1913. To build the bridge, the free ends of the main spans were floated across the water on a barge. 
- Werry, S.D. (1997). "Rails across the river: the story of the St. Lawrence Bridge (1881-1915)". Can. J. Civ. Eng. (NRC Research Press) 24 (3): 480–488. doi:10.1139/l96-131. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
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