Picture Collection Ken L. Elder.
Canadian Railway and Marine World December 1915
"Piles were driven at Stoney Creek, on which a temporary track was constructed, and the girders carried into place from a side track by the locomotive crane. These girders weighed about 25 tons each. This bridge was completed on Sept. 3, 1914, but a serious delay occurred after this. About the time the track was laid to Chats Rapids, the grader's locomotive upset in a sink hole, and a very difficult job of rescuing it was accomplished by calling in the Terry & Tench Co.'s erecting plant. The compressor was set up, and the pile driver used to build a trestle across the sink hole. Then the big locomotive crane was used to pick up the locomotive and set it on the track. This caused a delay of three weeks, and threw the erection of the Chats Rapids Bridge long into the late autumn and winter."