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Rolling across the old swing bridge over the Kaministiquia River, utilizing power off the nights road freight from Fort Frances of SD60F 5527 and GP40-2wl 9525, the 07:30 Neebing Yard crew has grain loads for Mission Terminals Ltd and Cargill on the drawbar. There duties will be pull and spot the elevators and may have had a switch at the Bowater Sawmill, all located at the end of the spur.This bridge is a rail/ road bridge, built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 1906. A contract was signed between the GTP and the Corporation of the Town of Fort William and a sum of $50,000 dollars was given to the railway. In return the municipality gained "the perpetual right to cross said bridge for street railway, vehicle and foot traffic on roadways supported by brackets on each side of the railway bridge." On October 29, 2013 the bridge burned, repairs were made to continue rail traffic but the bridge has since remained close to vehicle and pedestrian traffic due to a dispute between CN and the City of Thunder Bay determining who is responsible to pay for repairs. The issue had been taken to court and in June 2017 a judge ruled CN does not have to fix the bridge. The dispute continues as in August 2017 Thunder Bay appealed the decision. This is the most direct link for people commuting between the City and the Fort William First Nation.
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Caption: Rolling across the old swing bridge over the Kaministiquia River, utilizing power off the nights road freight from Fort Frances of SD60F 5527 and GP40-2wl 9525, the 07:30 Neebing Yard crew has grain loads for Mission Terminals Ltd and Cargill on the drawbar. There duties will be pull and spot the elevators and may have had a switch at the Bowater Sawmill, all located at the end of the spur.

This bridge is a rail/ road bridge, built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 1906. A contract was signed between the GTP and the Corporation of the Town of Fort William and a sum of $50,000 dollars was given to the railway. In return the municipality gained "the perpetual right to cross said bridge for street railway, vehicle and foot traffic on roadways supported by brackets on each side of the railway bridge." On October 29, 2013 the bridge burned, repairs were made to continue rail traffic but the bridge has since remained close to vehicle and pedestrian traffic due to a dispute between CN and the City of Thunder Bay determining who is responsible to pay for repairs. The issue had been taken to court and in June 2017 a judge ruled CN does not have to fix the bridge. The dispute continues as in August 2017 Thunder Bay appealed the decision. This is the most direct link for people commuting between the City and the Fort William First Nation.

Photographer:
David Young [185] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/10/2009 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 5527 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Mission Spur (search)
City/Town: Thunder Bay (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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