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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Millford Railway Bridge (Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress)

When this railway bridge was built in 1895, spanning the Souris River in what is now the Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress, it was the longest bridge in Canada. Today, only its centre span is visible because the approaches were completely covered with fill.

Millford Railway Bridge

Millford Railway Bridge (1880s)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Millford 3.

Covering the Millford Railway Bridge with fill

Covering the Millford Railway Bridge with fill (1890s)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Millford 5, N10098.

Central span of the Millford Railway Bridge

Central span of the Millford Railway Bridge (April 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Central span of the Millford Railway Bridge

Central span of the Millford Railway Bridge (May 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Millford Railway Bridge

Millford Railway Bridge (May 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.62787, W99.57188
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

We thank Walter Cullen and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2021

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