Structures in Ontario, includes Water Tanks

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LocationDetailsNotes
Almonte, ON
Little Bridge Street
CP steel overbridge
GPS  45.225921,-76.194497

Street View June 2012
Almonte, ON
GPS  45.226828, -76.195733
CPR Chalk River subdivision, bridge over the Mississippi River.
Note it is blocked off for pedestrians, although the rest of the line is now multi-use pathway.

Robert Heathorn picture - date unknown

Photo by Bernie Geiger August 2016
Arnprior, ON
Narrow gauge clay unloading shed, Dochart brick and Tile.In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Arnprior, ON
GPS 45.429627, -76.351125
CN (GT, OAPS) steel trestle over Madawaska River, now disused
Arden, ON
Just west of village
Small steel bridge, CP Glen Tay to Tweed LineIn 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Arden, ON
1.6 km west of village
80 meter long trestle over swamp. CP Glen Tay to Tweed lineIn 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Ardendale, ON
1.6 km west
25 meter long steel bridge near Lake Buck.  CP Glen Tay to Tweed lineIn 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Aultsville, ON
GPS  44.966681, -75.031475
Concrete culvert from the original GT/CN main line (dated 1916), this part of the former line is used as Morrisons Road to access the Bird SanctuaryNeed picture
Near Barryvale
CP (K&P) causeway
GPS 45.284167, -76.726667
 
Photos by Malcolm Vant 21 June 2012
Barrys Bay, ON
GPS 45.486714, -77.675806
Complete CN water tank preserved by community
Photo by Jeff Hill July 2015
Berwick, ON
South side of Finch Concession 4-5 Road
GPS  45.16395, -75.103533
Culvert for NYC over the J.D. Forsyth DrainNeed picture
Berwick, ON
North of Berwick Road
GPS 45.1785, -75.114281
Remains of abutments, unsure if original bridge of NYC, over Payne River BranchNeed picture
Black River, ON
North of settlement
GPS  45.082325, -74.879492
Remnants of abutments of former bridge crossing of NYC over the Raisin RiverNeed picture
near Bourget, ON
16 km east
CP (M&O) Bridge over Cobbs lake Creek on Prescott - Russell Recreational Trail
GPS 45.450850, -75.106737
 
Photos by Malcolm Vant 26 September 2011
The original bridge has been re-decked and has new railings added for the rail trail.
Bridge End, ON
East of former grade crossing of Curry Hill Road
GPS  45.2668, -74.431908
Deck bridge crossing of Beaudette river for CP (former Cornwall sub), now part of "the Peanut Line Trail"Need picture
Bridge End, ON
East of former grade crossing of 3rd Line Road
GPS  45.2668, -74.450378
Concrete culvert crossing for CP (former Cornwall sub) over Wood Creek, now part of "The Peanut Line Trail"Need picture
Bridge End, ON
East of former grade crossing of 3rd Line Road
GPS 45.249514, -74.450378
Concrete culvert crossing for CP (former Cornwall sub) over Wood Creek, now part of "The Peanut Line Trail"Need picture
Brockville, ON
Waterfront Park
South Portal  
GPS 44.589624, -75.681801
North Portal
GPS  44.593258, -75.686313
First railway tunnel in Canada, historic monument (CP (CCR)
CSTM Mattingly Collection Matt-0175
Brockville, ON
McNair Island
GPS  44.594721, -75.663768
Murray Island
GPS  44.593593, -75.662471
Two bridge piers from proposed bridge to connect Brockville, ON with Morristown, NY.  Only these two structures were completed before the B&NYB project was abandoned.  There is a lighthouse on one pier.
CSTM Howland -012
Brooke, ON
Near junction with road to Christie Lake
Concrete bridge. CP Glen Tay to Tweed lineIn 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Calabogie, ON
North bridge over Madawaska River. CP (K&P)
Part of the K&P Rail Trail.
45.301408, -76.719939

Photo by Malcolm Vant 2015
Calabogie, ON
South bridge over Madawaska River. CP (K&P)
Part of the K&P Rail Trail.
45.299436, -76.717850

Photo by Malcolm Vant 2015
Chesterville, ON
At the end of McMillan and King Streets.
GPS  45.106226, -75.230156
Circular concrete and stone base for CP water tank.
Street View July 2013
Cornwall, ON
North side of Second Street West
GPS   45.015017, -74.750814
Every concrete foundation posts for the NYC water tower and sewer/manhole accessNeed picture
Cornwall, ON
North side of Marleau
Avenue and Glenview
Boulevard
GPS 45.042519, -74.697461
Marleau Avenue Yard with loading ramp (has been unused since Roadrailer was cancelled)Need picture
Cornwall, ON
East of corner of 10th Street East and Virginia Drive
GPS 45.039256, -74.710081
Concrete culvert for a branch of Fly Creek on old CN main line, now the Cornwall SpurNeed picture
Cornwall, ON
South side of 10th Street East
GPS 45.035956, -74.718319
Concrete culvert for a branch of Fly Creek on old CN main line, now the Cornwall SpurNeed picture
Cornwall, ON
North of Toll Gate Road grade crossing
GPS 45.0371, -74.771389
NYC stone or concrete whistle post, repurposed by CN for Wesco Spur as a marker.Need picture
Cornwall, ON
West of Laflin Street
GPS 45.034242, -74.768433
Culvert over a drain for the South Raisin River from NYC, reused by CN for Wesco SpurNeed picture
Cornwall, ON
West of Three Nations Bridge in St. Lawrence River
GPS 45.009794, -74.748672
Roosevelt International Bridge.  Piers 5 through 8 remain on the shores and in the St. Lawrence River; piers 9 and 10 with concrete footings of viaduct in and on the sides of the Cornwall Canal.  Bridge was for the NYC line orginally.  There is also a swing gear left over from the 1908 canal/bridge accident just to the west of the bridge location.
See ../circle/Findings_ONY.htm
Need picture
Cornwall, ON
North of Toll Gate Road grade crossing
GPS 45.038672, -74.772933
Culvert over a drain for the South Raisin River from NYC, reused by CN for Wesco SpurNeed picture
Cornwall, ON
South of Cornwall Centre Road
GPS 45.049556, -74.787772
NYC abutments and possible original bridge (unsafe to use) dislodged from abutments (farmer built a new bridge just on the east side of this one), crossing the South Raisin RiverNeed picture
Cornwall, ON
GPS 45.050975, -74.711683
Small concrete bridge for CP (Cornwall sub) over a swampNeed picture
Cornwall, ON
West of Virginia Drive
GPS 45.040211, -74.718131
Deep fill and culvert for CP over Fly CreekNeed picture
Cornwall, ON
NE corner fo Adolphus St and 6th St East
GPS 45.026475, -74.726606
Turntable pit for CP
Need picture
Cornwall Centre, ON Near the Trout Quarry
GPS 45.056072, -74.818778
NYC culvert over a drain to the Trout Quarry Need picture
Cornwall Centre, ON Between Post Road and Atchison Road
GPS 45.057936, -74.834489
NYC concrete bridge over a creek.Need picture
Crysler, ON
Charles Street, County Road 13, south side.
GPS  45.213186, -75.158536
Abutments for NYC bridge over South Nation River
From Street View. Need picture.
Delta, ON
Near Phillipsville
Two bent trestle CN (BWSSM)In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Douglas, ON
West of town
GPS  45.499961, -76.949175
Two span girder bridge over Bonnechere River (CP), bridge removed, concrete abutments and centre pier remain.  Access to north (east) end of bridge about 1km walk along Jaime Kilby Nature Trail (trail is quite rough especially close to bridge site).  Can see bridge site in distance from Hyndford Road on south side but cannot get close (private land).
Jeff Hill photo 26 July 2015
Embrun, ON
St. Joseph Street
NYC bridge abutmentsNeed to verify.
Finch, ON
South of Finch Concession 1-2 Road
GPS 45.136292, -75.0564
Culvert for NYC to cross a drainNeed picture
Finch, ON
North side of Finch Concession 1-2 Road
GPS 45.137594, -75.061911 
Culvert for NYC to cross a drainNeed picture
Finch, ON
North side of County Road 43
GPS  45.145069, -75.081403
NYC bridge over Casselman DrainNeed picture
Finch, ON
West side of Crysler Road
GPS  45.150381, -75.09285
NYC culvert over a creekNeed picture
Between Fitzroy, ON and Bristol, QC
GPS
45.466511, -76.286432
CN (CNoR) bridge over the Ottawa River, abandoned line between Pembroke and Ottawa, Nepean Junction.
Colin Churcher 2013
Gananoque, ON
Water front
Swing bridge, was road - rail, now road only CN (TIR)In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Glen Donald, ON (Cornwall) east of Boundary Road
GPS 45.074506, -74.686197
Culvert for CP (Cornwall sub) over Farlinger BranchNeed picture
Glen Gordon, ON
South side of Bourdeau Road
GPS 45.201008, -74.502197
Culvert for CP (Cornwall sub) over Westleys CreekNeed picture
Glen Gordon, ON
East side of 1st Line Road
GPS 45.197497, -74.506147
Culvert for CP (Cornwall sub) over a branch of Westleys CreekNeed picture
Glen Gordon, ON
West side of where 1st Line Road bends.
GPS  45.192711, -74.511517
Culvert for CP (Cornwall sub) over Ferguson DrainNeed picture
Glen Gordon, ON
North of Concession Road 3.
GPS 45.182292, -74.523192
Culvert for CP (Cornwall sub) over Pattingale CreekNeed picture
Glen Gordon, ON
South of Cedar Grove Road
GPS  45.175939, -74.530869
Concrete bridge for CP (Cornwall sub) over Finney CreekNeed picture
Glen Gordon, ON
South of Cedar Grove Road
GPS  45.172144, -74.537775
Culvert for CP (Cornwall sub) over a branch of Finney CreekNeed picture
Glen Tay, ON
1.6 km west of village
Double concrete culvert, CP Glen Tay to Tweed line.In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Glenbrook, ON
West of County Road 27
GPS  45.121147, -74.623636
Culvert for CP (Cornwall sub) over a branch of Spring Creek DrainNeed picture
Glenbrook, ON
West of Glenbrook Road
GPS  45.099428, -74.651106
Culvert for CP (Cornwall sub) over the Spring Creek DrainNeed Picture
Glenbrook, ON
East of Cashion Road
GPS 45.091597, -74.659017
Culvert for CP over Cooper DrainNeed picture
Harrisons Corners, ON
northwest of village between county road 18 and Eamer Road
GPS 45.0912, -74.916339
NYC culvert/bridge over Wereley Creek Need picture
Hungerford, ON
4.8 km west of village
Small steel bridge (CP)In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Iroquois, ON
East of town on County Road 2
GPS  44.856414, -75.289069
Concrete abutments for bridge over Doran Creek on original CN/GT pre-Seaway alignmentNeed picture
Kaladar, ON
West of village
Ruins of CP concrete loading structureIn 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Kaladar, ON
4.8 km west of village
Two small steel bridges from CP Glen Tay to Tweed line.In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Killaloe, ON
GPS 45.197456, -74.875547
Former through CN girder bridge being used as part of a walking trail over a small creek that runs through the village.   A wooden roof and deck has been added, but otherwise the bridge looks original, including a mileage board on the north side
North side, Jeff Hill 25 July 2015
Maberly, ON
South of village
CP steel girder bridge over Fall River, Glen Tay to Tweed line.In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Monkland, ON
At end of station street
GPS  45.197508, -74.875322
Circular concrete and stone base for CP water tank
Street View July 2013
Morrisburg, ON
At the end of Village Road
GPS 44.914639, -75.191711
CN loading ramp, east of the station buildingNeed picture
Newboro, ONCN (BWSSM) piers for bridge over the Rideau CanalIn 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Newington, ON
Southeast of Main Street and Helmer Road intersection
GPS  45.118181, -75.003947
Concrete bridge for NYC over a branch of the Newington DrainNeed picture
Newington, ON
North of Fair Grounds
GPS  45.124756, -75.019714
Concrete bridge for NYC over the Newington DrainNeed picture
Newington, ON
South of Waldroff Road
GPS  45.127139, -75.027233
Culvert for NYC over a branch of the Newington DrainNeed picture
Newington, ON
North side of Waldroff Road
GPS  45.129397, -75.035186
Culvert for NYC over a branch of the Newington DrainNeed picture
North Lancaster Station, ON
NE of grade crossing of 2nd Line Road
GPS   45.239494, -74.461069
Culvert for CP over the Gunn CreekNeed picture
North Lancaster Station, ON
NE of grade crossing of 2nd Line Road
GPS  45.233119, -74.467875
Culvert for CP over a branch of the Sutherland CreekNeed picture
North Lancaster Station, ON
NE of grade crossing of 2nd Line Road
GPS  45.228731, -74.472519
Culvert for CP over a branch of the Sutherland CreekNeed picture
North Lancaster Station, ON
NE of grade crossing of 2nd Line Road
GPS 45.227378, -74.473989
Culvert for CP over a branch of the Sutherland CreekNeed picture
North Lancaster Station, ON
NE of grade crossing of 2nd Line Road
GPS  45.219372, -74.482536
Culvert for CP over a branch of the Sutherland CreekNeed picture
North Lancaster Station, ON
SW of grade crossing of 2nd Line Road
GPS  45.216056, -74.486056
Culvert for CP over a branch of the Sutherland CreekNeed picture
North Lancaster Station, ON
SW of grade crossing of 2nd Line Road
GPS 45.210619, -74.491864 
Bridge for CP over the Sutherland CreekNeed picture
Northfield Station, ON Southwest on NYC right of way.
GPS  45.100442, -74.935836
Former NYC gravel pit (opened in 1916), filled in with water Need picture
Northfield Station, ON
West side of McRae Road
GPS  45.108697, -74.966
Abutments for former NYC bridge over Dixon Creek.Need picture
Ottawa, Britannia, ON
Trans-Canada Trail
End of Birchdale Avenue.
Concrete culvert (1911) from former Carleton Place subdivision
GPS 45.355288, -75.809124

Photo by Deborah Mosher
Ottawa, Gloucester, ON
Greens Creek, Montreal Road at Bearbrook
Concrete piers for trestle
../circle/Findings_Bridges.htm#CNORGreenscreekbridge
Need picture
Ottawa, Hurdman, ON
Pier foundations for Canadian Northern Railway bridge over the Rideau River can be seen at very low water.
GPS 45.420145, -75.6645

Some broken remnants of the western abutment are hidden in a small copse at the edge of the present soccer field once occupied by the yards on CNR's Hurdman Line.  It can be accessed from the bike path that joins the ex-CPR bridge with Strathcona Park in Sandy Hill..
GPS 45.419332, -75.665798

   
Color photos by Malcolm Vant July 2016. Arrows point to submerged piers.
Ottawa, Kanata, Shetland Park
Trans-Canada Trail
GPS 45.297312 - 75.864953
Concrete culvert (1911) where the west switch of Nepean Siding on the Carleton Place Sub was.Need picture
Ottawa, Nepean, ON
North of Queensway,north of Acres Road
Pilings for bridge over Stillwater Creek CN (OA&PS)In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Ottawa, Nepean, ON
In woods above Nepean Junction.
GPS 45.338201, -75.869114
Steel bridge beams (CN)
The Nepean Junction Mystery
For many years it was thought that this is a former railway bridge.  Closer investigation suggests that this is more likely a single span old rural road bridge.
- it is far too light. Railways did use beam bridges of similar depth/ length, but they would have multiple beams for adequate load carrying capacity. There is not even sufficient cross bracing to stiffen the span.
- the "tie" is not a tie. Although of similar dimensions, it has never had rail spiked to it.
- in all open deck railway bridges, even short ones, bridge ties are used. Regular track ties lack sufficient strength.
- the rail has been drilled in multiple locations. No railway will/would do that to mount rail. It is likely the rail was used as a guardrail or for some other purpose.
- it is a long way from a  railway.  There would be no reason for a railway to go to the trouble to place it here.

Photo by Colin Churcher Nov 2006
Ottawa, Orleans, ON
6.4 km west on hwy 17
Concrete block culvert over Leonard Creek  CN (CNoR)In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Ottawa, ON
Carleton University between Parking Garage and Rideau River
GPS 45.382819, -75.695521
Concrete ballast deck underpass, formerly passed a tramway under the railway.
../circle/findings3.htm#CUtramway
The concrete slab with "1926" was replaced during the rebuilding of the line around 2013

Ottawa, ON
South of Green Island
GPS 45.437396, -75.690896
Piers for bridge over the Rideau River CP (B&P).


   
Colin Churcher photos July-August 2015
Ottawa, ON
Gatineau, QC

GPS 45.429815, -75.703966
 

Alexandra or Interprovincial Bridge over Ottawa River. Southbound lane, railway 1900-1960, northbound lane and walkway carried HER streetcars 1900-1947.
Circle findings in the Interprovincial Bridge
Centenary of the Interprovincial Bridge

Colin Churcher photo 2002
Ottawa, ON
GPS between
45.428680, -75.699611
and
45.425736, -75.696494
  
Three track railway formation built by Ottawa, Northern and Western Railway (later CP) to give access between the Interprovincial Bridge and Central Depot (later Union Station).  the two outer tracks were used by the Hull Electric Railway and the centre track by CP (ONW).

Ottawa, ON
Between Chateau Laurier and Union Station
GPS 45.424669, -75.694409
Hull Electric Railway turning circle in a tunnel under Rideau Street.  Used by a bicycle rental company. (Rentabike Ottawa)

This video shows the Hull Electric streetcar tunnel
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfPpXXK54A8

Colin Churcher Photo 2015
Ottawa, ON
Between Chateau Laurier and old Union Station.
GPS 45.425002, -75.694412
CN (GT) tunnel under Rideau Street for passengers to get to and from Union station from the Chateua Laurier.  Tunnel intact but not in use.
Photo by David Jeanes 2012
Ottawa, ON
Gatineau, QC
GPS 45.415798, -75.727845
Prince of Wales Bridge over Ottawa River CP (QMO.)
Circle findings on the Prince of Wales Bridge

South side,Colin Churcher 2015
Ottawa, ON
Hurdman Bridge over Rideau River, south of Queensway.
GPS 45.416366, -75.662841
Steel bridge, originally CP M&O access to  Union Station, now a footpath/bikeway
../circle/Findings_Bridges.htm#MORideauRiverBridge
Ottawa, ON
Hurdman Bridge, south of former CP bridge over Rideau River (see above)
GPS 45.415804, -75.663326
Foundations of CN (GT, CAR) bridge over Rideau River, can be seen at low water.  This was the CN access to Union Station.
Ottawa, ON
Hurdman Bridge, north of the Queensway
GPS  45.419446, -75.664546
Foundations for bridge piers from CN (CNoR) bridge over Rideau River can be seen in the river bed at low water.  Some cut stones can be found in the bush to the west.
Ottawa, Dows Lake, ON
When the Rideau Canal is being lowered the location of and parts of the CP Swing Bridge can be seen
GPS  45.391461, -75.700897
 
Photos by Malcolm Vant  October 2011
Ottawa, ON
McKeller at Ottawa River Parkway, foot of Wavell Ave., beside bike path.
GPS  45.384729, -75.767702
Cement culvert from  former CP Carleton Place subdivision.
Photo Malcolm Vant 2015
Pembroke, ONSteel tank (CP)In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Pembroke, ON
Steel bridge
GPS 45.824930, -77.124207

Street View August 2012
Pembroke, ON
Alexander Street
Concrete girder bridge
GPS 45.826648, -77.118030

Street View August 2012
Pembroke, ON
Steel bridge over Muskrat river
GPS  45.828228, -77.112982
Pembroke, ON
GPS 45.810281,-77.114868
CN steel trestle
Piperville, ON
4.8 km south of Ramsayville, south side of highway
GPS 45.376392,-75.56702
NYC 1927 concrete culvert
Paul Anderson from Google Streetview 2015
Between Ontario, and Portage du Fort, QC 
GPS 45.613624, -76.671870
CN (CNoR) bridge across the Ottawa River, abandoned line between Pembroke and Ottawa, Nepean Junction.
Photo by Raymond Farand October 2008
Sharbot Lake, ONCP (K&P) culvert and steel bridgeNeed picture
Sharbot Lake, ON
East of village
.
Low curved trestle from CP Glen Tay to Tweed lineIn 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Sharbot Lake, ON
Just west of village
Trestle and small steel bridges over arms of Sharbot Lake CP (K&P)
GPS  44.766361, -76.689795
       
Malcolm Vant photos 2013

Street View June 2102
Sharbot Lake, ON
1.6 km west of village
Two small steel bridges from CP Glen Tay to Tweed line.In 1987 Guide.  Need to verify.
Smiths Falls, ONLift bridge over Rideau River, historic monument
Smiths Falls, ON
GPS  44.906970, -76.015800
CP turntable, disused and disconnected from railway yard.
St. Andrews West, ON
North side of King's Road
GPS  45.096694, -74.800019
NYC Black River station signboard in collection of the Cornwall Township Historical Society at the Heritage Centre.Need picture
Sulphide, ON
West of village
Small steel bridges over Sulphide Creek, CP Glen Tay to Tweed line.Need picture
Wales, ON
(underwater)
GPS  45.005156, -74.929094
CN/GT stone arched bridge over Hooples Creek (now under water of Lake St. Lawrence)Approximate GPS location
Wemyss, ON
Just west of village
Small steel bridge, CP Glen Tay to Tweed lineNeed picture
Wemyss, ON
Just east of village
Concrete block culvert and small steel bridge, CP Glen Tay to Tweed lineNeed picture
Wendover, ON
6.4 km east of village near Jessups Falls
GPS  45.565016, -75.069170
Foundations of CN (CNoR) bridge over South Nation River
Williamstown, ON
East of County Road 19
GPS  45.158578, -74.575161
Culvert for CP over a branch of the Raisin RiverNeed picture
Williamstown, ON
Between Heron Road and John Street
GPS  45.147614, -74.589144
Steel deck bridge for CP over the Raisin RiverNeed picture
Williamstown, ON
Between Heron Road and County Road 19
GPS  45.141761, -74.603458
Culvert for CP over a branch of the South Raisin RiverNeed picture
Williamstown. ON south of County Road 19
GPS  45.136286, -74.603458
Steel deck bridge for CP over the South Raisin RiverNeed picture

Updated 10 May 2017

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