This short subject post we check out a rather…well…wonky looking train bridge in the town of Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. Located along the Southern Rail’s Cooperative former CNR Avonlea Subdivision branch and spanning the Moose Jaw River, the bridge still sees use. Admittedly the dip in the roadbed approach and the resultant ramp once on the structure proper, exaggerated a bit due to focal length used in the camera, looks bad, it’s not as concerning as you might think. Trains can tolerate track like this incredibly well, and yes even a stretch this awful, as long as speeds are kept low.
The SRC company dates from the late 1980s and instead of a locomotive, uses a modified highway truck on railway wheels to pull its short grain trains.
The bridge has wood-bent trestle ends and a deck truss centre span. We were not able to find when it was built. If our readers know more, we’d love to hear from you.
To see the CPR’s former train depot in town, follow this link…
Moose Jaw SK then and now – CPR train station>.
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Date of adventure: May, 2014.
Location: Moose Jaw, SK.