Welland Main Street Lift Bridge
Posted by: Beagle-1
N 42° 59.501 W 079° 15.088
17T E 642540 N 4761374
Quick Description: A truss, vertical lift, bridge over the old Welland canal, constructed in 1927.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 1/17/2008 7:00:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM2ZZ7
The Welland canal was rerouted around Welland itself in the early 1970s. The main street bridge was decommissioned at that time. The cables and counter weights removed. The town decided to keep the structure as a reminder of its past.
As a youngster I was occasionally awaken by from the blowing of the ships horns as they approached these bridges. You learnt quickly to watch the lights on top of the towers to determine if a ship was approaching and then from what direction. This way you could plan your route to avoid being delayed from a raised bridge
About the lift bridges visit: Lift
Ontario Heritage Properties Database visit: OHP
1) After you've found a vertical lift bridge, go visit it, get the coordinates, a picture or two of it, and if it is in use or not still as a lift bridge.
Then log it and post your pictures! At least one of the photos must be of you and your GPS there with the bridge in the background. (No old vacation shots or photos off the internet!)
2) Include the coordinates, city/county/state/country and the name of the bridge (if it has one).
3) Include any interesting information about the structure