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Rideau Canal – Old Slys locks 26/27

Descending 4.7 m over a length of 658 m, Sly’s Rapids were named after William Sly, an early settler who arrived in the Smith Falls area in 1798. By 1824 he had built a substantial barn and house on the … Continue reading

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Smiths Falls railway bridge

Smiths Falls is home to a rather spectacular, raised bascule bridge. The Scherzer rolling-lift railway bridge was built in 1912-13 and was used until the rail line ceased operation in 1984. Since then it has been permanently kept in the … Continue reading

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