Bridgetown railway bridge

The Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR) bridge over the Annapolis River in Bridgetown

The Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR) bridge over the Annapolis River in Bridgetown

The Windsor and Annapolis Railway (W&A) constructed its mainline between Windsor and Annapolis Royal through the area in 1868, crossing over the Annapolis River at Bridgetown on a bridge between the north and south banks.

The original W&A crossing was a wooden covered bridge but was replaced in the early 20th century by the present iron railway bridge. The W&A merged into the Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR), a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway, and operated until 1990.

The Dominion Atlantic Railway (DAR) bridge over the Annapolis River in Bridgetown

The bridge has been re-decked, and is part of nearly 200 kilometers of linear trail on the Annapolis Valley Trail System.

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