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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Main Line Bridge (Minnewashta Creek, Municipality of Prairie View)

This steel trestle railway bridge over the Minnewashta Creek, on the CNR Rivers Subdivision near Uno in the Municipality of Prairie View, was built between 1928 and 1929 to replace an earlier wooden bridge built in late 1915 to replace one destroyed by a tornado in September 1915.

CNR wooden bridge near Uno

CNR wooden bridge near Uno (August 1928)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0194

Canadian National Railway Main Line Bridge near Uno under construction at right alongside the earlier wooden bridge

Concrete mounts for CNR steel bridge near Uno under construction at right alongside the earlier wooden bridge (1928)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0194

CNR steel bridge near Uno under construction in foreground with the earlier wooden bridge in the background

CNR steel bridge near Uno under construction in foreground with the earlier wooden bridge in the background (1929)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0194

CNR steel bridge near Uno

CNR steel bridge near Uno (June 1995)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N50.22668, W101.09528
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

The Uno Railway Disaster by Leslie S. Kozma
Manitoba History, Number 74, Winter 2014

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 26 December 2018

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