The Sharbot Lake Floating Bridge

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The Sharbot Lake Floating Bridge

Photo courtesy of Harold Donnelly. The floating bridge is in the distance. from The Kick and Push Railway

The floating bridge was built before 1876 to take supplies across to be used for the railway causeway, according to Mel Good of Parham, whose grandfather, John Good (1852-1928), was one of the builders.

The floating bridge was built of cedar, and one villager recalled that “when you were driving cattle across, it would go clean out of sight

The floating bridge was built before 1876 to take supplies across to be used for the railway causeway, according to Mel Good of Parham, whose grandfather, John Good (1852-1928), was one of the builders.

The floating bridge was built of cedar, and one villager recalled that “when you were driving cattle across, it would go clean out of sight”. Text click The Kick and Push Railway

About 1920, the floating bridge was being replaced with a pile driven bridge. Some of the piles were 80 feet long. The pile driver was Jack Huffman of the CPR Bridge & Building gang. Too narrow and not strong enough to carry loads, the pile bridge lasted only seven years. Photo credit-The Kick and Push Railway

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Mar 1928, Wed  •  Page 14

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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