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Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
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February 2020

CPR Trestle Commemorative Plate

The Canadian Pacific Railway Trestle Bridge, in Parry Sound, Ontario, crosses the Seguin River at 1,695 feet long and 105 feet high. Construction of the bridge began in 1907 and took 5,000 men to build, with the first train passing over it in June, 1908. It is the longest Trestle bridge in Ontario.

This commemorative plate was made to celebrate the bridge and its history. The plate gives a view of the bridge from the left angle and also contains homes that surrounded the bridge at the time and a running steam engine. The background colour of the plate is white with a blue as decoration. On the backside of the plate is a stamp and engraving detailing that the plate was created by W. Adams Turstall Co.

The bridge was originally built and used by the Canadian Pacific Railway, to connect Toronto to Sudbury for passengers traveling north. In July 1986, the CPR sold the line and its stations to VIA who continued operations until 1990. The last passenger’s arrived west bound and pulled into the station on January 14, 1990. Today, the railway and bridge remain in use for transportation of resources and products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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