Friday, December 18, 2009

Victoria Bridge Spans Montreal's History

The Victoria Jubilee Bridge was built in 1859 and originally named the Victoria Bridge in honour of Queen Victoria. it was officially rededicated as the Victoria Jubilee Bridge following renovations in 1897. However, it is still commonly referred to by its original name as simply the Victoria Bridge. Photograph by: Dave Sidaway, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Every weekday, Montreal’s newest trains cross the region’s oldest bridge.

State-of-the-art double-decker train cars, complete with bathrooms, came into service on the Mont St. Hilaire-downtown Montreal commuter line last month.

They use the Victoria Bridge, its 24 stone piers still supporting the structure after a century and a half of service. The first passenger train crossed the bridge 150 years ago today – Dec. 17, 1859.

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My Comment: They do not make them like they use to do.

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