Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years

 


MHS
Events


Spring
Field Trip:
Military
History


Fall
Field Trip:
Ukrainian
Settlement


Manitoba
History

No. 83


This Old
Grain
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


Digitized
Local History
Books


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Bridge (Assiniboine River, Brandon)

A massive concrete pier in the centre of the Assiniboine River about 3.5 miles east of Brandon was constructed by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in the early 20th century as part of its planned spur line from Justice to Brandon. The line was never completed and the bridge was demolished in 1924. Large abutments on the riverbanks are still present and the right-of-way extending to the east is still visible in places.

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Bridge Pier

Aerial view of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway bridge pier in the centre of the Assiniboine River (April 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Bridge Pier

Grand Trunk Pacific railway bridge abutment on the south bank of the Assiniboine River (April 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Bridge Pier

Grand Trunk Pacific railway bridge pier in the centre of the Assiniboine River (2016)
Source: Tom Mitchell

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84287, W99.85119
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Brandon A City: 1881-1961 by G. F. Barker, 1977, page 233.

We thank Shaun Cameron, Graham Street, and Ken Storie for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Tom Mitchell.

Page revised: 23 April 2017

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.


Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2017 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.