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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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