Bordeaux Railway Bridge

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Bordeaux Railway Bridge
Bordeaux Railway Bridge.JPG
The Bordeaux Railway Bridge as seen from downstream, the handrails of the footbridge can be seen on the far, upstream, side.
Coordinates 45°32′54″N 73°41′59″W / 45.548205°N 73.699615°W / 45.548205; -73.699615Coordinates: 45°32′54″N 73°41′59″W / 45.548205°N 73.699615°W / 45.548205; -73.699615
Carries CPR, CFQG and the Blainville-Saint-Jerome Line (AMT)
Crosses Rivière des Prairies
Locale Montreal/Laval, Quebec
Maintained by Canadian Pacific Railway
Clearance below (?)
Rail characteristics
No. of tracks 2 intertwined
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Structure gauge AAR
Electrified No
CPR’s Perry Island Bridge gauntlet track in Montreal, Quebec. The Bordeaux Railway Bridge is visible in the background. The bicycle path is visible to the left and the unnamed bridge to Perry Island[1] is visible to the right.
Bridge in 1948, as seen from upstream. The foot bridge appears to be already in place.

The Bordeaux Railway Bridge is a railway bridge on the Canadian Pacific Railway line across the Rivière des Prairies between Ahuntsic-Cartierville, on Montreal Island, and Laval-des-Rapides, Laval, Quebec, Canada. This bridge is used by freight trains of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), the Chemins de Fer Québec-Gatineau (CFQG) and by the Blainville-Saint-Jerome Line suburban trains of the Agence métropolitaine de transport (Metropolitan Transportation Agency).

A four-rail gauntlet track is still in use on this bridge because the horizontal structure gauge is not sufficiently wide for a regular double track.


A recently renovated/rebuilt bicycle/pedestrian bridge is cantilevered on the upstream side of this bridge.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Île Perry
  2. ^ a b Vélo Québec
  3. ^ a b Routes vertes

External links[edit]

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