Selkirk Trestle

Gorge,Selkirk Trestle,Victoria,abandoned boats,Banifield Park

Selkirk Water extends northwest from the Point Ellice Bridge to Chapman Point. The Galloping Goose Regional Trail traverses Selkirk Water on a bridge known as the Selkirk Trestle that was originally built by the Canadian National Railway. The 300-metre long Selkirk Trestle is constructed of fir and hemlock.

Gorge,Selkirk Trestle,Victoria,abandoned boats,Banifield Park

Interestingly, the trestle can be raised in the middle to allow tall ships to pass. Tall boats only request passage under then Selkirk Trestle a couple of times each year, but the bridge must accommodate these requests under federal regulation. When the call comes in, two CRD staff are called in to raise the plank by hand.

Gorge,Selkirk Trestle,Victoria,abandoned boats,Banifield Park

Gorge,Selkirk Trestle,Victoria,abandoned boats,Banifield Park

Gorge,Selkirk Trestle,Victoria,abandoned boats,Banifield Park

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