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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kinsol Trestle

On our trip to Chemainus we stopped on the way back to Victoria to see the recently restored Kinsol Trestle, an old railroad trestle that is no longer used for rail traffic. It is now a part of the Trans-Canada Trail. The trestle is an amazing piece of wooden engineering - the largest such trestle in the Commonwealth and one of the highest in the world. It is 44 meters (144 feet) tall and 188 meters (617 feet) long. The photo to the left is taken from the trestle looking down to the Koksilah River far below. To get some sense of the height of this trestle note the size of the picnic tables on the upper right.

1 comment:

JoJo said...

That's a lot of work on the trestle. Really cool looking. What's it like on top where the rails were? A paved path?