Parry Sound CPR Trestle
|Parry Sound CPR Trestle|
Trestle viewed from downtown Parry Sound
|Carries||CPR (Westbound only)
CNR (Westbound only)
|Locale||Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada|
|Total length||1,695 feet (517 m)|
|Height||105 feet (32 m)|
The Parry Sound CPR Trestle crosses the valley of the Seguin River, just upstream of the river's mouth at Parry Sound on Georgian Bay, as well as Great North Road, Bay, and Gibson streets in the town of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Completed in 1907Canadian Pacific Railway, the trestle is 1,695 feet (517 m) long and 105 feet (32 m) high. The first scheduled train passed over the span in 1908. It is the longest rail trestle east of the Rocky Mountains.by the
Today the trestle provides westbound rail traffic for both the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway while all eastbound traffic uses Canadian National trackage. This sharing of resources was adopted by the competing companies as a way of alleviating congestion in Central Ontario.
- Johnson, Stephannie (2014-01-24). "Two signs to mark local sites Tom Thomson painted". Parry Sound North Star. Retrieved 2014-10-20.
- "Parry Sound train station". Via Rail Canada. Retrieved 2015-02-05.
Media related to Parry Sound CPR Trestle at Wikimedia Commons
- Johnson, Stephannie (2007-01-13). "Trestle bridges to celebrate 100 years". Beacon Star. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
- "CPR Bridge". Parry Sound Public Library. 2008. Retrieved 2011-07-05. Includes circa 1920 image.
- CPR Bridge - Parry Sound, images from the The David Thomas Collection exhibit at the West Parry Sound District Museum
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