Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 173.1) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the 2258-foot long, 130-foot tall Blende River Viaduct, which is more commonly referred to as the Pass Lake Trestle. Constructed between May and December 1912, it remains the largest railway trestle in central Canada.
A few drone views of the Blende River Viaduct, more commonly referred to as the Pass Lake Trestle, which is a former railway structure located northwest of the community of Pass Lake, ON. These photos were taken while capturing footage for a video on the viaduct.
Built by Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) in 1912, its construction only took an amazing 8 months to complete. It was situated at Milepost 123.4 of the CNoR-Nipigon Subdivision/Canadian National Railways-Dorion Subdivision and Milepost 173.1 of the later Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision. At 2258 feet long and 130 feet high, it is the largest railway trestle in central Canada. It saw it last regular train in May 2005.
Taken in the fall of 1912, crews from the Canadian Bridge Company of Walkerville, Ontario assemble spans of the Blende River Viaduct (Pass Lake Trestle). This structure was one of the biggest engineering projects on the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway line built from Ruel (Sudbury area) to Port Arthur, Ontario between 1911 and 1914. Construction on the 2258-foot trestle, still the longest in central Canada, was completed in only 8 months.
Video of the former Canadian Northern Railway/CN-Kinghorn (Dorion) Subdivision (MP 170.6-173.4) at Pass Lake, ON. Features the grade as it approaches the Blende River Viaduct/Pass Lake Trestle. Here there is half mile of rails left on the ties as it pass over a culvert and through a rock cut to the viaduct.