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Friday, March 24, 2017

Wooden Trestle Bridge - Five on Friday

It's the first week to link up with Tricky over at F.A.S.T - Family Attempting to Survive the Times for Five on Friday. I really wasn't sure what I was going to post but wanted to show my support so I thought I'd hold on to a few photos from our Sunday out trip and share five facts about the place we stopped at - The Hamilton Railroad Bridge.



 This rather rickety looking wooden railway bridge is actually still in use! I was actually surprised when I read that as I had seen it up close! It is a 420 foot (128metre) trestle bridge.


It is thought to be built sometime in the early twentieth century but no-one seems sure of the date.


It's quite a popular fishing spot. Even though it was quite chilly when we stopped by there were several people fishing.


The reason it's a great fishing spot is because of the Hamilton Dam where Trout and Steelhead are said to collect. The dam is thought to have been built by early settlers to power a saw mill and rebuilt in 1855 to power a flour mill.


Rabbit River is the name of the river. Not sure why it got its name - makes you wonder, doesn't it?

I think this is number six but so excited I had to share!


While we were here I saw my first sign of Spring! There were actually some buds growing on the bushes. I was so excited. Can you tell?

14 comments:

  1. The bridge is wonderful and even mysterious of its history. I enlarged those photos to see more details. Such a beautiful place to go and fish too!!
    Happy day to you!

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  2. Wow, what a bridge. Great photos. I'm visiting from Five on Friday.

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  3. Goodness what an amazing structure. I think I would be too afraid to use it as I do not like heights and the mind boggles at how it was built.

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  4. The bridge is so interesting. I can just imagine a train going over it (although I'm not sure I'd want to be on it!). Looks like a wonderful and relaxing place to fish.

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  5. Well it looks quite spectacular but I wouldn't feel confident that it would hold my weight! Lovely photos and congratulations on the first sign of Spring. 😊

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  6. Wonderful post..it's really amazing that this bridge is still in use..

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  7. The bridge is stunning! i would be afraid to travel in train over it :) The signs of spring are always so thrilling! Happy weekend.

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  8. Wonderful to see the old train trestle bridge! We had one in our little town, but they took it down. I actually found a vintage photo of it to frame, in an antique shop recently. Looks like a pretty place to enjoy seeing the new signs of spring. Lovely photos. xo Karen

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  9. That bridge does look rather rickety. I'm not sure I'd want to cross it. A lovely setting though.

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  10. That's a special bridge ! The first spring greetings are the best !!

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  11. I bet the whole bridge shakes when a train goes over it! Glad you are beginning to find signs of spring!

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  12. That bridge is quite a feet of engineering, especially to still be in use! I think I'd quite enjoy travelling across it :) there's a theme park near us that has a roller coaster completely made of wood and it wobbles like jelly whenever the carriage goes along it!

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