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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neepawa Railway Trestle Bridge (Neepawa)

A pile and frame timber railway trestle over Stoney Creek on the abandoned CNR Neepawa Subdivision, originally built by the Canadian Northern Railway, was located about one quarter mile south of the Neepawa town centre, just southwest of Park Lake. Originally nearly 500 feet long and 60 feet high, the northern-most two-thirds of the bridge was covered with earth by 1974. Permission to abandon the line was granted in 1978. Air photos taken in 1981 show the track being torn up and the remaining length of wood trestle being dismantled. The long earth fill on the south end remains very much in evidence. In 1988, the present landowner began to excavate earth from the north side to provide a level site for a new residence.

The Neepawa Railway Trestle

The Neepawa Railway Trestle (no date)
Source: Town of Neepawa

The Neepawa Railway Trestle

The Neepawa Railway Trestle (no date)
Source: Town of Neepawa

Former site of the Neepawa Railway Trestle looking northwest

Former site of the Neepawa Railway Trestle looking northwest (October 2016)
Source: David Speiss

Site Location (lat/long): N50.21500, W99.47200
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

We thank David Speiss and Marilyn Crewe (Town of Neepawa) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Mike Lisowski.

Page revised: 4 May 2021

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