Dominion Atlantic Railway
Sissiboo River Bridge
1912 - 2012

Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia




GPS Location:  44°24'44"N   66°00'20"W

View Old Dominion Atlantic Railway bridge over the Sissiboo River


Map: Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 1912-2011

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge
1912 - 2011


•   The Bridge:  2012 March 12
•   The Bridge:  2012 March 08
•   The Bridge:  2012 February 27
•   The Bridge:  2012 February 21
•   The Bridge:  2012 February 18
•   The Bridge:  2012 February 15
•   The Bridge:  2012 February 10
•   The Bridge:  2012 February 08
•   The Bridge:  2012 February 03
•   The Bridge:  2012 February 02
•   The Bridge:  2012 January 31
•   The Bridge:  2012 January 26
•   The Bridge:  2011 November 29
•   The Bridge:  2010 November 30
•   The Bridge:  Aerial photograph
•   The Bridge:  Rail to Trail
•   The Bridge:  Brief history
•   The Bridge:  Engineering report, 1879
•   Notice to Mariners:  2011 September 03
•   Notice to Mariners:  2012 January 26


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The Sissiboo River Bridge

Located at mile 41.64 Yarmouth Subdivision, a quarter mile west of Weymouth.

Structure

1,224 feet long, 13 spans including a swing span.

 

History

This important link in Nova Scotia's transportation infrastructure was built originally as a timber trestle bridge in 1879 by the Western Counties Railway.  Construction of a new steel replacement bridge on concrete piers began in 1912 and was completed in 1914.  The last passenger train crossed this bridge on 15 January 1990.  On 27 March 1990, the entire Yarmouth Subdivision, including this bridge, was abandoned by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), owner of the Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR).  Ownership of the right-of-way, including this bridge, passed to the Province of Nova Scotia a few years later.





 


12 March 2012  (low tide)




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 12 Mar 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    12 March 2012   9:28am ADT

The bridge that stood here for a hundred years has disappeared.
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8 March 2012  (low tide)




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 08 Mar 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    08 March 2012   3:22pm AST

The bridge that stood here for a hundred years has disappeared.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 08 Mar 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    08 March 2012   3:21pm AST

The bridge that stood here for a hundred years has disappeared.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 08 Mar 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    08 March 2012   3:07pm AST

This small pile of scrap metal is all that remains of the bridge that stood here for a hundred years.
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27 February 2012  (low tide)




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   9:12am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   8:59am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   9:11am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   9:11am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   9:11am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   9:47am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   9:47am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   9:47am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   9:31am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   9:29am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 27 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    27 February 2012   9:31am AST

Five days after the last five piers were blasted apart.

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Final blast at Sissiboo River bridge
22 February 2012, 9:00am AST


Final blast at Sissiboo River bridge by ValleyTrails1, 5:39

Final Blast Sissiboo Bridge by InnovativeDrilling, 0:33

Final Blast Sissiboo Bridge Digby Courier, 0:33


 


21 February 2012  (mid tide)




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 21 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    21 February 2012   1:39pm

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 21 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    21 February 2012   1:52pm

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 21 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    21 February 2012   2:01pm

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 21 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    21 February 2012   2:21pm

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18 February 2012  (low tide)




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 18 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    18 February 2012   1:17pm

Another bridge span has been demolished.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 18 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    18 February 2012   1:15pm

Another bridge span has been demolished.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 18 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    18 February 2012   1:51pm

Another bridge span has been demolished.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 18 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    18 February 2012   1:30pm

Another bridge span has been demolished.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 18 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    18 February 2012   1:30pm

Another bridge span has been demolished.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 18 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    18 February 2012   1:31pm

Preparing to drill blasting holes in this concrete pier.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 18 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    18 February 2012   1:46pm

Drilling blasting holes in this concrete pier.

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15 February 2012  (low tide)




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 15 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    15 February 2012   11:24am

When the tide goes out, the big barge is parked
on a specially-constructed level landing pad.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 15 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    15 February 2012   11:22am

When the tide goes out, the big barge is parked
on a specially-constructed level landing pad.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 15 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    15 February 2012   11:44am

The debris, from the two recently-demolished piers, has been removed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 15 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    15 February 2012   11:44am

The debris, from the two recently-demolished piers, has been removed.

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10 February 2012  (mid tide)




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 10 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    10 February 2012   10:07am

Two more piers have been demolished.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 10 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    10 February 2012   10:07am

Two more piers have been demolished.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 10 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    10 February 2012   10:19am

Two more piers have been demolished.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 10 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    10 February 2012   10:19am

Two more piers have been demolished.

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8 February 2012  (high tide)




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 08 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    8 February 2012   11:06am

Six days after the crane collapsed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 08 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    8 February 2012   11:25am

Six days after the crane collapsed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 08 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    8 February 2012   11:27am

Six days after the crane collapsed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 08 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    8 February 2012   11:27am

Six days after the crane collapsed.

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Superelevation of outer rail
on curved track



 


3 February 2012  (low tide)




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 03 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    3 February 2012   11:47am

Thirty hours after the crane collapsed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 03 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    3 February 2012   11:47am

Thirty hours after the crane collapsed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 03 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    3 February 2012   11:46am

Thirty hours after the crane collapsed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 03 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    3 February 2012   12:05pm

Thirty hours after the crane collapsed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 03 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    3 February 2012   12:15pm

Thirty hours after the crane collapsed.

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2 February 2012




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 02 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    2 February 2012   2:47pm

About nine hours after the crane collapsed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 02 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    2 February 2012   3:01pm

About nine hours after the crane collapsed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 02 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    2 February 2012   3:05pm

About nine hours after the crane collapsed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 02 Feb 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    2 February 2012   3:50pm

About ten hours after the crane collapsed.

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31 January 2012




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 31 Jan 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    31 January 2012   12:48pm

Getting ready to lift off a steel girder span.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 31 Jan 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    31 January 2012   1:12pm

Getting ready to lift off a steel girder span.

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26 January 2012




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 26 Jan 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    26 January 2012   12:20pm

Getting ready to lift off a steel girder span.

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29 November 2011




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 29 Nov 2011

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    29 November 2011

The approach spans at the west end (left in this view)
of the bridge have been removed.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 29 Nov 2011

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    29 November 2011

The approach spans have been removed at both ends.

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30 November 2010




Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 30 Nov 2010

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    30 November 2010

In November 2010 the bridge structure was still complete.
It appears here the same as it has for the last hundred years.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 30 Nov 2010

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    30 November 2010

The view seen by the driver of an eastbound train approaching the bridge.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 30 Nov 2010

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    30 November 2010

In November 2010 the bridge structure was still complete.
It appears here the same as it has for the last hundred years.

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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 29 Nov 2011

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    29 November 2011

Temporary road built on the old main line right-of-way
to provide access to the old railway bridge during the demolition work.



 
Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Digby County, Nova Scotia,  3 Sep 2011

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    3 September 2011

Notice to Mariners
Halifax Chronicle-Herald, 3 September 2011



 
Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Digby County, Nova Scotia,  26 Jan 2012

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    26 January 2012

Notice to Mariners
Halifax Chronicle-Herald, 26 January 2012

Thanks to G. Clarke and H. Bradford.



 
Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia, 30 Nov 2010

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge

Aerial photograph showing a freight train powered by a steam locomotive on the bridge.

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Association Sentier de Clare Rail to Trail Association 30 Nov 2010

Association Sentier de Clare Rail to Trail Association    30 November 2010

Located beside Highway 1, about 2km west from Weymouth,
where the Dominion Atlantic Railway crossed Highway 1.

GPS location:   44°24'20"N   66°00'43"W



Association Sentier de Clare Rail to Trail Association 30 Nov 2010

Association Sentier de Clare Rail to Trail Association    30 November 2010

Located beside Highway 1, about 2km west from Weymouth,
where the Dominion Atlantic Railway crossed Highway 1.

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Association Sentier de Clare Rail to Trail Association 30 Nov 2010

Association Sentier de Clare Rail to Trail Association    30 November 2010




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Dominion Atlantic Railway: Sissiboo River Bridge, Weymouth, Digby County, Nova Scotia

Map showing the location of the old Sissiboo River railway bridge.
GPS location:   44°24'44"N   66°00'21"W





DAR Bridge Demolition Videos

Demolition of the Sissiboo River bridge (west piers) by Innovative Drilling, 0:54

Demolition of the Sissiboo River bridge (west piers) by ValleyTrails1, 0:26

The four west piers of the Sissiboo River bridge
were demolished in August 2011.

The three east piers of the Bear River bridge
were demolished on 18 October 2011.

Demolishing Bridge Piers 12,13,14, Bear River Bridge by Innovative Drilling, 1:08

Demolishing Bear River Bridge Pier 12 by ValleyTrails1, 0:48

Demolishing Bear River Bridge Pier 13 by ValleyTrails1, 1:33

Demolishing Bear River Bridge Pier 14 by ValleyTrails1, 0:57




Archaeological Survey Annapolis & Digby Rail Bridges
by Davis and MacIntyre, July 2010

Western Counties Railway by John R. Cameron, 1999
Source: A Legislative History of Nova Scotia Railways, by John R. Cameron

 
Report of Examination of the Western Counties Railway
by James Odell, C.E. (civil engineer), 6 Feb 1879
Microfilmed from a copy of the original publication held by the Nova Scotia Legislative Library

Sissiboo River Bridge — Report of Examination of the Western Counties Railway, 6 Feb 1879

Dominion Atlantic Railway    Sissiboo River Bridge    6 February 1879

Report of Examination of the Western Counties Railway, by James Odell, C.E. (civil engineer), 6 Feb 1879

This report, written in 1879, describes the original bridge, not the replacement bridge completed in 1914.  However, the main line track gradient and curve, described here at the west side approach to the bridge, is the same track that remained in use throughout the entire operating time of the railway, until the last train ran here in early 1990.  "...the bridge is approached from the west side on a sharp curve with a descending gradient of one foot in sixty-six feet, or seventy-nine feet per mile..."  A descending gradient of seventy-nine feet per mile is (stated in modern railway terminology) a descending gradient of 1.5 per cent.  This was then (and would be now) a significant challenge to a locomotive driver, who would have to have been alert to the fact that he was taking his train down a steep (steep by railway standards) grade heading into a sharp curve leading onto a high bridge with a swing span that could be opened for a ship at any time.  This required a skillful and fully alert driver at any time, and especially when the rail was wet.  One of the photographs above shows the view seen by a driver as his eastbound train ran onto the bridge.  At night, in a storm, the challenge was intensified.





Memorial (memorandum or petition) of the inhabitants
of the district of Sissiboo and Township of Clare
for money to build a bridge (3 June 1799)

Addressed to "His Excellency Sir John Wentworth Baronet, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia..."

Nova Scotia House of Assembly
NS Archives and Records Management (NSARM)
RG 5 Series A vol. 6 no. 114



Why were expensive swing spans built into the
railway bridges at Bear River and Sissiboo River?

Bear River and Weymouth were the area's major ports.
Bridges were not allowed to block access for cargo ships.


Lumbering Played Vital Role
Bear River, Weymouth were county's major ports

The Digby Courier, 26 May 1999
...The enterprising firm of Clarke Bros. lead among the
lumber dealers of eastern Digby.  Their annual export is
between five and six million feet, beside 2,000 cords of
wood and 200,000 feet of piling.  Their lumber, about
12 cargoes per year, goes to Cuba and South America,
and is all shipped from Bear River, excepting
an occasional cargo from Digby...




Big Log Drive Arrives at Weymouth

Weymouth, June 5, 1909 — The big drive of logs for the Campbell Lumber Company, about four million feet, reached its destination at the lower pulp mill late Saturday night, June 5th, 1909.  George W. Wagoner was the boss of the drive, and he is very much elated over the success of his efforts, for it was no small undertaking.

This is the third large drive brought down from the headwaters of the Sissiboo River this year.  The first drive was one of three million feet, one million feet of which was for the Campbell Lumber, and two million feet for Dickie and McGrath.  The second drive was one of a million and a half feet for the Campbell Lumber Company.

The drive arriving here Saturday night was eight miles 13 km long and nearly one hundred men were required to bring it down the river, many of them being Micmac Indians.  The drive was brought down through fifteen water gates, and was one of the heaviest in the history of Nova Scotia.

[The Digby Weekly Courier, 18 June 1909]


In this context, "three million feet" means three million board feet,
or "three  million  feet  board  measure"  (as it would  appear in a
legal document such as a contract).

one million board feet = 2,360 cubic metres
three million board feet = about 7,100 cubic metres

A board foot was legally defined as a piece of wood
one foot long, twelve inches wide, and one inch thick.
In other words, a board foot was (and still is)
a measure of volume equal to 144 cubic inches.

144 cubic inches = 2360 cubic centimetres = 2.36 litres

The "board foot" was a measure widely used for sawn lumber,
and wood quantities in general (but not for firewood) in
the 1800s and 1900s, continuing into the 1980s.

Production  statistics,  inventories,  prices  of  sawn  timber,
and  other  business  information  about  wood  and  wood
products  was  usually  stated  in  terms  of  board  feet.

The term "board feet" (or "feet board measure") was often
abbreviated to simply "feet", as in the newspaper item
quoted above.  It was generally assumed that everyone
understood "three million feet" of logs meant
three million board feet.




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