Welland Main Street Lift Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 45

Long Description:

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

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